Cities are increasingly becoming global players – hubs for information, goods, and people. And as Michele Acuto wrote in his essay on urban diplomacy for OpenCanada, “Mayors create their own networks, they don’t just accept invitations to join existing global governance networks.” Below, OpenCanada maps out five of those global networks. Roll over the names at the bottom of the post to see how far their reach stretches.
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