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Mayors Around the World

From cities in Brazil and Taiwan to Sierra Leone and Greece—we interview mayors and other local leaders from around the globe about the innovative and sometimes surprising ways they're addressing their health, climate, transportation, and population challenges.

In Brazil, a City Councilor from Belo Horizonte Has Big Plans

Gabriel Azevedo quotes de Tocqueville, owns a jazz bar, and rides a bike—he's the modern leader his hometown needs

Transforming Freetown After War

An interview with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Sierra Leone's capital city

Aging Gracefully in Taiwan

Mayor-physician Ko Wen-Je's quest to reshape Taipei for seniors

How Athens Plans to Beat the Heat

An interview with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on how Europe's oldest capital will deal with rising temperatures

Addressing Racial Inequity in the American Midwest

An interview with Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther

Rising from the Ashes

An interview with Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego