Global Cities Initiative
David A. Balos, Chase
Jorge Fernandez, Pendleton Group Atlanta
Marek Gootman, Brookings Institute
Jacobus F. Boers, Georgia State University
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVE
Launched in 2011, the Global Cities Initiative (GCI), a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, aimed to strengthen the international economic connections and competitiveness of city-regions through research, demonstration projects, advisory support, and peer networking.
GCI activities included more than 25 original research products and tools for practitioners, more than 50 summits and working sessions in 16 U.S. states and 12 countries, and direct work with cross-sector coalitions in roughly 45 U.S. and international metropolitan areas to create and implement locally tailored strategies.
Melding think tank insights with real-world action, GCI helped metropolitan areas assess their position and assets in the global marketplace, develop comprehensive approaches to boost trade and investment, share promising practices, forge partnerships within their regions and with international counterparts, and advance supportive program and policy changes.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)