How We Work

Local Integration

We believe that unprecedented collaboration among the nonprofit, philanthropic, private and public sectors is critical to any success at improving America’s cities. For too long, efforts have been siloed within sectors and issue areas. We must blend the capital resources available from the governmental, private and philanthropic sectors, and we must develop policies that reflect the role and potential of this integration.

Living Cities’ focus on local integration acknowledges both the power and limitations of the neighborhood as levers for change and seeks to drive a broader perspective that recognizes the role systems and regions must play in securing economic opportunity for low-income people.