"Cities have a demonstrated track record in terms of transnational networking, agenda-setting and resource mobilisation. This all points to a substantial capacity to confront global challenges via city diplomacy, whether international processes are stalling or not. Equally, multiple generations of city networks signify the capacity of cities to adapt, at least in part, to the changing nature of international relations: city diplomacy has withstood the ebbs of the international order by partly shifting its modalities, adapting to the neoliberal climate of world affairs, and by benefiting from the new geographies of globalisation."
2016 I Michele Acuto
Experts Discuss City Diplomacy
City Diplomacy in the Urban Planet
Prof. Juan Luis Manfredi, University of Castilla-La Mancha