Articles by Peter Engelke

About Peter Engelke

Peter Engelke is a Senior Fellow within the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, where his work aims to understand and help navigate an increasingly interconnected and politically diffuse world. Dr. Engelke manages the Council’s Urban World 2030 project, which convenes foreign and security policymakers alongside urbanists, environmentalists, scientists and technologists, business leaders, and development experts to discuss the long-range significance of global urbanization. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University and is the co-author of two books, one on public health and urban form and the other a forthcoming volume on global environmental history.

Why Cities Still Need Nations (and Vice Versa)

Cities are fashionable these days, and for good reason. Global demographic shifts have been forcing a much broader awareness of urbanization’s tremendous scope and scale. As a result, people are discovering or rediscovering the many virtues of city life, helping to...