Cohosted by the Financial Times and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Changing Cities. New Realities.


Our world is connected through cities. As hubs of culture and knowledge, cities are sources of innovative solutions to pressing global issues. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the climate crisis, these challenges are exacerbating environmental, health, and economic disparities—within and across cities. What policies, partnerships, and innovations can help cities adapt to these new realities and build an equitable and resilient urban future? 


Past Event Video: Adapting Cities for a Changing Climate

Join us to explore how technology can help cities create a more equitable and resilient future.



Amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the world's cities.

Source: UNFCCC


billion people

City dwellers facing high or extreme environmental risks.


billion USD

Early-stage capital invested globally into startups tackling the net zero challenge.

Source: PwC



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