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Football and the Global City

All-Star Edition

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.


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


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


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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Seven Aside

Andy Byford

The Transport for London Commissioner and former NYCTA chief turned Gotham folk hero on the golden opportunity to rethink urban transportation, striking a healthy balance with cars and private mobility services, the need for courageous and principled leadership, and his newfound affinity for cycling (what’s more: he’s not done with New York)

Seven Aside

Benny Tran

The LAFC SVP of Corporate Strategy and Development on the organization’s stakes in the historic Master Plan for the ‘crossroads of Los Angeles’—Exposition Park

Space, Place and Inclusivity

Blue-Sky Thinking

A coalition led by New York City FC and Mayor Bill de Blasio revives idle public space to create a network of small-sided pitches throughout the five boroughs (print edition only)

Back Line

Kicking the Suburbs Out of the American Game

Street culture lights the way to a new soccer economy, contends Matt Jarvis, CEO of 72andSunny and founder of Electric Futsal

Seven Aside

Bill Bratton

The chairman of Teneo Risk and former head of the Los Angeles and New York City Police Departments on stadium safety and security in the 21st century

Agency Profile


A day in the life of the Los Angeles-born global creative agency (print edition only)

LA Focus

Golden Moment

Five initiatives, over five years, redefining how Angelenos and visitors alike live, work, play and get around (print edition only)


Jonathan Emmett

The Gensler principal and global Sports practice lead on 21st-century sporting venues, and the groundbreaking Banc of California Stadium in the context of a rapidly changing downtown Los Angeles

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Uzodinma Iweala

The Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evilauthor on his new film, Waiting for Hassana, and nascent media enterprise, Ventures Africa.


Gay Footie: A Primer

An essay by Simon Doonan

Back Line

Richard Brown

The Catch-22, Outlaw King, and True Detective producer on revolutionary television, the new streamer paradigm, making the call to Clooney, and the Mourinho and Barça films that nearly were.


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