A packed room for our Side Event on city diplomacy and transnational urban networks. Participants included representatives of the sponsor organizations (Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Center for Urban Engagement at Wheaton College, University College London City Leadership Laboratory) city networks (C40, CityNet, UCLG), and the US Department of State.
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Some of today’s Habitat photos.
From the conclusion: “we may not yet know how cities will influence global power dynamics, but it’s unlikely they’ll simply to prop up a world order fraught with environmental and political instabilities. Cities have two options: On the one hand, they may be able to channel economic output in a way that resolves those instabilities and …