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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

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

Paths to New Prosperity in Industrial Regions of the West

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Local strategies can revive economies, nurture hope, and diminish the appeal of antidemocratic populism in struggling industrial regions.

Industrial city skyline and bridge with blue clouds.
Karen Green
Global Cities

How Economic Sanctions Are Used in US Foreign Policy

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Ethan Kessler

What are economic sanctions? How are they used in US foreign policy? And what should future policymakers consider before employing them?

"Sanctions" on board game letters in front of Russian and American flag
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city. Global Cities

Conflict-Related Sexual Assault—Historic Barriers to International Recognition

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Nicole Mattea

This working paper further explains the recent emergence of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) into international discourse and preventative strategies.

A woman in a stands outside the Women's Centre in Balukhali camp March 6, 2018.
UN Women/Allison Joyce
Women and Girls

Bridging the Research Gap: A Toolkit on Inclusive Research and Development Practices

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Katelyn Jones

This toolkit presents a list of steps that ensure the entire research and development process uses equity, diversity, and inclusion as guiding principles at every stage.

A woman in all black stands next to servers, behind glass, holding a laptop computer Global Politics

Vroom or Bust? Towards a Chicago E-Scooter Strategy in 2020 and Beyond

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

A review of national and international e-scooter and micromobility trends outlines Chicago's 2019 pilot program and makes policy recommendations to improve sustainability, mobility, and equitable access.

Man riding an e-scooter.
Erin Riddle
Global Cities

Unlocking the Potential of Civic Technology

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Kris Hartley

Safeguarding methods of democratic influence is a core strategic mandate for city governments to legitimize technology.

Google-engineered humanoid robot.
Reuters
Global Cities