2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

June 1, 2016 - June 3, 2016 332 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60604, USA

“Cities drive the economy, but global cities shape our world.” 


Global cities rise above the rest. They have the scope, ambition, and clout to shape not just the world’s economy but its ideas, its culture, its policies, and its future. They set the standards and make the rules. Big and connected, they transcend national frontiers and disrupt international agendas. They are magnets for business, people, money, and innovation. And yet global pathologies—terrorism, inequality, climate change—hit global cities first and hardest. Powerful and resourceful, global cities are the key actors in driving political, social, and economic policies and solving critical world challenges. 


C40 members and partners are cordially invited to join the second annual Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which will take place June 1-3, 2016.  This event will convene global city leaders across the four pillars vital to urban life—business, education, arts and culture, civics—for a multidisciplinary discussion on how they can collaborate to make their cities more economically vital, socially inclusive, and environmentally livable. The future of global cities will continue to be defined by the mayors and maestros, the scholars and CEOs, who attend and participate in this unique annual global forum in a unique global city.


The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is an international partner of the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities.