Football and the Global City
Major League Soccer’s All-Star break in the City of Angels touches off a month-long focus culminating with the UN General Assembly window. Here, Kit Magazine circles up with a special cohort of policy, business and design leaders to highlight cities as vanguards of recovery, resiliency and social and economic progress.
01/ DEPUTY MAYOR NINA HACHIGIAN
Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor of International Affairs for the City of Los Angeles, on global cities as strongholds of progressive values, competition and collaboration with foreign partners and rethinking opportunities for those who have borne the brunt of COVID
02/ DEMETRA THORNTON & KRISTIN BYRD
The Gensler Sports leaders on the impact of climate urgency on design imperative, how second-tier cities set a precedent, progressive stadia and the urban master plan, and intelligent flexibility driving efficiencies and inclusiveness in the built environment
03/ SHAMINA SINGH & MIGUEL GAMIÑO JR
Off the back of Angeleno Connect—evolution of a COVID pilot with the City of Los Angeles—Mastercard’s heads of inclusive growth, sustainability and global cities on cities as a critical ‘unit of measurement’ for economic inclusion and wellbeing, building financial security for workers worldwide, and ESG as a bedrock for companywide strategy
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