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Michele Acuto

Better City Network Data Empowers Climate Action from Below

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
Global Cities

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

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

Conducting City Diplomacy: A Survey of International Engagement in 47 Cities

Report by Coauthors

The impact of global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic manifests most acutely in urban settings, rendering cities essential players on the global stage. 

Aerial view of the city of Chicago and its lakefront
Haseeb Hussain
Global Cities

Toward City Diplomacy: Assessing Capacity in Select Global Cities

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Cities are now more connected than ever before on a global scale. Yet local governments are not just spectators of this networked age: they are actively forging links across borders, taking part in setting the international agenda, and shifting the landscape of urban politics from local to increasingly global.

view of NYC Times Square from above Global Politics