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Participatory Governance in Local Care Programs

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Two case studies from Bogotá and Chicago demonstrate how cities embraced participatory governance frameworks in their COVID-19 pandemic responses.

Health care workers
Reuters
Global Cities

Better City Network Data Empowers Climate Action from Below

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Cities are key actors in the fight against climate change. Progress made in data collection on city involvement in global governance is crucial to their success.

COP27 in Egypt
Reuters
Global Cities

Transatlantic Learning Exchange: Economic Renewal and Democracy

RESEARCH
Working Paper by John Austin

John Austin shares insights from a transatlantic convening that explores the political repercussions of economic inequality and extremist ideology.

Industrial landscape Global Cities

Eurasia's Freight Infrastructure vs. Russia's War in Ukraine

RESEARCH
Report by Xiangming Chen

Even as the war in Ukraine creates risks, the extensive city-based CEFT network remains resilient from its continued expansion, improved infrastructure, and operational adaptability.

CEFT in Chongqing
Reuters
Global Cities

Cities and Social Entrepreneurs: Procurement Reform

RESEARCH
Report by Sascha Haselmayer

Implementing problem-based procurement can help cities improve public services in areas like health, infrastructure, tech, and education.

Workers in a factory building a vehicle
Reuters
Global Cities

Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Reuters
Global Cities

Ally-Shoring and the Workforce: US and Mexico

RESEARCH
Report by John Austin

Economic, political, and security benefits can be achieved through ally-shoring labor and supply chains between the US and Mexico.

Shipping containers in port in Valparaiso, Chile via Unsplash Global Cities

Bikes and Scooters on the Road to Net Zero? Yes, with Some 'Ifs'

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Micromobility can play a major role in transportation decarbonization, but its potential varies depending on the conditions in which it's employed.

Olivier DJIANN
Global Cities

Capitalism and City Futures in the Age of Crisis

RESEARCH
Book by Kris Hartley

Kris Harley analyzes how the scholarly discussion about sustainability and smartness can be reshaped.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
iStock
Global Cities

City Diplomacy During COVID-19: The 2022 Cities and International Engagement Survey

RESEARCH
Report by Michele Acuto

This report presents findings from a survey of city governments that identifies major issues for international engagement, including the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Global Cities