global cities

January 30, 2018

As geopolitics and economies shift toward the Pacific Rim, Los Angeles is ideally situated to play a key role in addressing common regional and global challenges.

CPD in partnership with both the L.A. and N.Y. Mayor's Office for International Affairs will host a summit on City Diplomacy this April addressing challenges facing U.S. cities on the global stage.

A new book looks at how "Game of Thrones," social media and more can cultivate a locale's image.

The endeavoring role of cities like Toronto, Canada and São Paulo, Brazil in the international system.

The latest issue of Public Diplomacy Magazine highlights city diplomacy as cities expand their national and international roles.

Chew Jetty in Malaylsia’s George Town attracts tourists by the boatload. Historic homes are now commercial stalls branded with neon signs; one-time fishermen peddle T-shirts, magnets and postcards. The daily intrusion has clearly taken a toll: windows are boarded, “no photo” signs are pervasive, and tenants quickly vanish at the sight of a foreign face.

The cultural capital of Kandy – controversial location for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – survived Sri Lanka’s civil war relatively intact. Now it’s thriving, thanks in no small part to an infamous relic: one of the Buddha’s teeth.

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