Cities: How Urban Life and Global Politics Come Together

A Conversation with Michele Acuto

Recorded in May 2018

Global Futures is a podcast about global politics and how rising powers like China and India are changing it. We discuss foreign policy, economics, war and peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the world.

Urban growth is one of today’s major challenges. What does this mean for world politics? Are cities and their leaders more able than national governments to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems?

In this episode of the Global Futures podcast, Joel Sandhu discusses these questions with Michele Acuto, professor of global urban politics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and an inaugural senior fellow in the Global Governance Futures multilateral dialogues program.

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