March 18, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CDT
As the COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on urban inequalities, what does equitable urban life look like? What kinds of strategies, programs, and movements create more equitable cities?
In the past, we have discussed inclusive urban economic frameworks, creating better cities for all, and confronting systemic racism and inequity. We will continue to explore the relationship between inequality and urban space, equity in crisis response, and global approaches to pursuing equity.
Registration for this event is free thanks to generous support from our sponsors.
Video for this program was recorded before March 16 and aired on March 18.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs would like to recognize and thank our Pritzker Forum on Global Cities sponsors who are committed to pursuing equity in global cities. Learn more about their initiatives below:
Advancing Racial Equity
Hampton University Pilots Inspiring Future Aviators to Soar
Global Cities Research
Why We Don’t Believe the Big City Obituary | February 2021
America’s cities offer the greatest hope for the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic: Cities are here to stay!
Rebuilding the Midwest's Infrastructure | January 2021
This new Chicago Council report examines policies and priorities to drive equitable economic recovery in the Midwest in a world reshaped by COVID-19.
The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago | September 2020
The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.
Vroom or Bust? Towards a Chicago E-Scooter Strategy in 2020 and Beyond | March 2020
This review of national and international e-scooter and micromobility trends outlines Chicago's 2019 pilot program and makes policy recommendations to improve sustainability, mobility, and equitable access.
Inclusive Urban Economic Development: A Framework For Action | May 2019
Research shows that intergenerational mobility—the “American dream” shared by most countries—is stifled in places with high levels of inequality.
Global Cities Programs
(Un)Affordable Housing | July 2019
As the cost of living, in particular housing, increases in global cities, what strategies can cities employ to maintain affordable housing for their middle and working-class?
Broken Promises: From Segregation to Inclusion in Global Cities | December 2016
How can global cities define the future of inclusive, open societies and fulfill the promise they offer?
The Tale of Two Cities | June 2016
Global cities are often divided into two cities, where some prosper and others are left behind. Are global cities inherently unequal?