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    Harnessing Government Technology for Good | Ben Hecht

    It’s no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which governments today are using technology—moving…

  • The Real Promise of Pay for Success: It’s About People | Eileen Neely

    Pay for Success (PFS) is all over the news these days. PFS is a new and experimental partnership model between government, social service providers, and private investors to tackle chronic social…

  • Investing in Infrastructure | Tobias Read

    When most of us start our days by turning on the water in our homes, we take for granted the clean, safe water that comes out of the faucet. But the essential and invisible infrastructure that…

  • Regulating Rideshares | Matthew McClellan

    This piece is cross posted from the Data-Smart City Solutions blog hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. The emergence of rideshare as a form of…

  • A Few Thoughts Towards More Inclusive Philanthropy | Nadia Owusu

    “I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids-and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”- Ralph Ellison,…

  • Applying Collective Impact Principles to the Workforce Ecosystem | Brittany Ramos

    This post is a reponse to a March 21, 2014 article in the San Francisco Business Times: San Francisco Seeks to Coordinate Workforce Development Programs. As public focus has turned toward domestic…

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    Social Change Communications: Where the ‘Story’ Meets the ‘Telling’ | Nadia Owusu

    This recent article in Forbes got me thinking about storytelling. Well, actually, I’m always thinking about storytelling--It’s both my job (I lead communications at Living Cities) and one of my great…

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    Bringing the “Development” to Equitable Transit-Oriented Development | Amy Chung

    Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) has become a key priority on the planning agenda for many regional and local communities over the last several years. As housing and transportation costs…

  • Lessons from the Field: A Deeper Dive into the Role of the Public Sector in the Integration Initiative | Ronda Jackson

    The Integration Initiative, Living Cities’ signature collective impact effort, has taught us a great deal about the role of the public sector in complex, cross-sector initiatives. In order to improve…

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    The Power Behind Collective Impact | Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

    Many of you know that I recently started as the Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities. When I share I’m doing this in addition to running my business, people often ask why. I do not see…

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