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What Midwest Industrial Communities Can Teach About Managing Economic Change

In the News
Our Towns Civic Foundation
John Austin

There are growing efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to diminish economic disparities between thriving global city regions and struggling communities in industrial heartlands.

Industrial heartland landscape
Reuters
Global Cities

Municipal Activism: How Cities Stand Up for LGBTQ+ Rights

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Global Insight by Jenna Kaplan

Around the world, cities continue to protect the basic human rights of vulnerable populations in the face of fierce opposition from national governments.

Pride Parade
Robin Worrall
Global Cities

Does Public Space Really Belong to the Public?

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Global Insight by Julia Lane

A collaboration with Chicago Public Art Group brings to life a Council report exploring the racist origins of Chicagoland's public beach policies.

Chicago Public Art Group piece
Julia Lane
Global Cities

Climate Change Could Force 1.2 Billion People to Move by 2050

In the News
Mongabay
Robert Muggah

In a world beset by rising temperatures, climate migration and disaster displacement are quickly becoming the signal 21st century crisis.

Climate migration
Reuters
Global Cities

Smart Cities Don't Cede Autonomy to Tech Giants

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Global Insight by Matt Watson

City leaders must ensure full transparency and public control of data and infrastructure when partnering with tech vendors on smart city solutions.

Smart Cityscape Global Cities

Midwest Moving to Leadership in Sustainable Green Economy

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Global Insight by Coauthors

The post-industrial communities of the Midwest are shaking off their Rust Belt label to emerge as leaders in the blue and green economies.

Milwaukee skyline
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Reimagining the Postindustrial Economy

In the News
Postindustrial Media
John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Austin joins the Postindustrial Podcast to discuss strategies for revitalizing struggling former industrial communities.

Reuters
Global Cities

Why Disinformation Could Prove Decisive in Brazil's Election

In the News
Open Democracy
Robert Muggah

As the run-off vote looms at the end of October, the far-right’s misinformation machine is going into overdrive, writes Robert Muggah.

Jair Bolsonaro meets with agribusiness leaders.
Reuters
Global Politics

Leveraging City Diplomacy to Drive the Global Agenda

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Global Insight by Matt Watson

Cities are embracing their role as international actors, but more resources are needed to fully realize the benefits of their global engagements.

Urban ministers at the G7
Henning Schacht
Global Cities

What Cities Can Learn from Venture Capital

In the News
Bloomberg
Robert Muggah

Local leaders from Colombia to Finland found success using venture capital strategies to manage risk and spur innovation, writes Robert Muggah.

Reuters
Global Cities