The City Diplomacy Lab organizes a wide range of initiatives aimed at advancing the understanding and dissemination of city diplomacy as a tool for sustainable urban development.

The City Diplomacy Lab periodically organizes in-person, hybrid, and virtual initiatives to foster international reflection on the impact and potential of local governments’ regional and global action in addressing the major transnational challenges of the present.

The Lab’s approach enables dialogue and discussion among city diplomacy practitioners (cities, city networks, national governments, and international organizations) while involving civil society actors, the world of culture and education, and the private sector.

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Past events

Cities and Climate Solutions | Food

In partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris and Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

Webinar, April 19, 2023

Cities and Climate Solutions | Water

In partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris and Columbia Global Centers | Amman

Webinar, March 22, 2023

Le rôle de la diaspora pour dynamiser les coopérations de ville à ville

In partnership with AIMF

Tunis City Hall, November 17, 2022

Driving Climate Empowerment Leveraging Proximities and City Diplomacy

In partnership with ETI Chair at IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School and C40 Cities

Smart City Expo World Congress, November 15, 2022

Climate empowerment and city diplomacy. Exploring the potential of a thriving alliance

In partnership with AIMF and ICLEI

COP27 – Multilevel Action Pavilion, November 8, 2022

Cities and universities. An alliance for sustainable development

In partnership with AIMF and IFDD

COP27 – Francophonie Pavilion, November 8, 2022

Urban metabolism and gender equity

In partnership with UCLG and Cités Unies France

11th World Urban Forum, June 27, 2022

Cities: from theaters of war to actors for peace

In partnership with the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations in Geneva, the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), and the City of Bari

Forum of Mayors, United Nations in Geneva, April 5, 2022

Can local agriculture save the world?

In partnership with Alliance ProgramColumbia Global Centers | Paris, and the European Institute. Co-sponsors include Columbia Maison Française and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

Webinar, December 14, 2021

Reinventing Cities series

The series is co-organized with Sciences Po – PSIA, Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris, and Columbia Global Centers | Paris. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program and Urban Flag.

5 webinars, March – July 2021