The World Cup: Soccer or Geopolitical Statement?

It is the second week of the soccer World Cup in Russia, which has already offered its surprising goals and disappointing misses to billions of soccer fans around the world, and there are still several weeks of excitement to come. Apart from exciting emotions though, such major sporting events do present opportunities far beyond sports.…

Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Last week, the IESE Cities in Motion team had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, a three-day international conference organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. The event, with more than 80 speakers and delegates from over 35 countries, brought together global leaders and decision…
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Chinese Travelers: The More Outbound Movement, the More Tensions?

I guess we have all seen, heard or experienced the notorious Chinese tourists – the flag-following groups with impressive photographic equipment, who seem to be everywhere. Although the first part of the description can be easily seen as stereotypical, the notion about them being ubiquitous seems to become more and more supported by actual numbers.…

Guangzhou Aims to Become a Global City

During the last decade, the Chinese city of Guangzhou has been endeavoring to build an internationalized metropolis. In its recently released 2035 Master Plan, Guangzhou aims at becoming a dynamic and vibrant global city. To move towards this objective, the Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences (GZASS), a leading think tank in southern China that provides…
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