The success of ambitious states will be determined by their ability to shape global infrastructures and the cities they connect around the world.
The regeneration strategies of the former industrial areas of Pittsburgh in the US and Germany's Ruhr offer lessons for other regions in economic transition.
Through infrastructure investments, economic integration, and green and digital transitions, the EU's Global Gateway will shape Africa and its cities as new hubs for development.
The energy transition in African cities marks a key site of geopolitical competition, as China's control of the solar market reshapes urban service delivery.
The Port of Darwin shows the potential of China's Belt and Road Initiative as social infrastructure, but also the challenges in materializing its benefits.
African cities have emerged as proxy arenas where different modes of international relations are given effect through the development of infrastructure.
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.
John Austin shares insights from a transatlantic convening that explores the political repercussions of economic inequality and extremist ideology.
Micromobility can play a major role in transportation decarbonization, but its potential varies depending on the conditions in which it's employed.
Local strategies can revive economies, nurture hope, and diminish the appeal of antidemocratic populism in struggling industrial regions.