The 2020 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so leaders from around the world joined us to recognize the increasingly important role of city leadership. In the response to COVID-19, cities have once again demonstrated their potential to address challenges that transcend national boundaries. We can create a more sustainable and equitable future with cities in the lead.

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  • Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor, Athens

  • Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor, Atlanta

  • Ivo Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Jenny Durkan, Mayor, Seattle

  • Ekrem Imamoğlu, Mayor, Istanbul

  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & Cities

  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor, Buenos Aires

  • Lori Lightfoot, Mayor, Chicago

  • Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Marvin Rees, Mayor, Bristol

  • Jesús Seade, Undersecretary for North America and Chief Negotiator of USMCA, Mexico

  • Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat

  • Gillian Tett, Chair, Editorial Board, Editor-at-large, US, Financial Times