Living Cities aims to share the lessons we’re learning from on-the-ground efforts in The Integration Initiative sites with practitioners and leaders in philanthropy, finance and government.
Here is a collection of resources produced by Living Cities relating to The Integration Initiative. You can also be notified of the latest information on The Integration Initiative by following us on twitter @TII_LC and Facebook, and signing up for At the Table, The Integration Initiative newsletter, for the latest learnings from the field.
What We're Learning
At The Table, The Integration Initiative Newsletter
At the Table: Ideas and Insights from Living Cities’ Integration Initiative, Volume 1, Spring 2012
At the Table: Ideas and Insights from Living Cities’ Integration Initiative, Volume 2, Summer 2012
At the Table: Ideas and Insights from Living Cities’ Integration Initiative, Volume 3, Fall 2012
The Integration Initiative Brochure
The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places: A Research Agenda and Framework (March 2012)
Implementation of the Living Cities Integration Initiative: Year One Formative Feedback (August 2012)
Using Data to Drive Change: A Basic Primer (Fall 2012)
TII Midterm Outcomes Report (Fall 2012)
The Integration Initiative Overview Video
Integrating People, Place & Opportunity: An Inside Look at the Integration Initiative (Part 1) (September 2011)
Integrating People, Place & Opportunity: An Inside Look at the Integration Initiative (Part 2) (September 2011)
Achieving Population-Level Impact by Maximizing Learning (November 2012)
Halfway There: Reflections on the TII Midterm Outcomes Report and Evaluating Systems Change (November 2012)
Overcoming Barriers to Using Data: Insights from Data Driven Detroit (November 2012)
Workforce and Transit Oriented Development in the Twin Cities: An Interview with Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative (November 2012)
From the Twin Cities to Baltimore: Lessons on Workforce and Inclusion (June 2012)
From Baltimore to the Twin Cities: Reflections on Collective Impact (June 2012)
Building a Resilient Civic Infrastructure: Reflections on the One Table Approach (June 2012)
From Cleveland to the Twin Cities: Insights on Community Engagement (May 2012)
Government as Partner: The Need for a Full Leadership Table (April 2012)
Changing the Culture of Problem Solving: Lessons from the First Year of the Integration Initiative
At the Table Profile: How Tracey Nichols is Transforming Cleveland (Despite the Recession) (March 2012)
Integrating Program and Capital No. 2: A Discussion with the Baltimore Integration Partnership’s Kurt Sommer and Dana Johnson (March 2012)
Join The Integration Initiative At the Table (March 2012)
From Transaction to Transformation: The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places (March 2012)
Address the System, then Develop Tactics: Tips for Developing a Strong Small Business Strategy (March 2012)
Small Businesses: One Size Does Not Fit All (February 2012)
Making Collaboration Work: 4 Lessons from The Integration Initiative (January 2012)
Integrating Program and Capital through The Integration Initiative: A Discussion with Living Cities’ Marian Urquilla and Robin Hacke (January 2012)
Insights from the Third Integration Initiative Learning Community (November 2011)
In The Works: Understanding How Investments Get Made in Low-Income Communities... Or Don't (September 2011)
Emerging Practices: Ideas from Cleveland & Detroit on Leveraging Anchor Institutions (September 2011)
Twin Cities: Aligning Government Resources and Strategy to Support Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (September 2011)
Two Takeaways from the Integration Initiative (September 2011)
Anchors, Subsidies, Frameworks and Leadership: Highlights from the Second Living Cities Integration Initiative Learning Community (July 2011)
Highlights of the Inaugural Integration Initiative Learning Community (February 2011)
Living Cities Integration Initiative Framework (October 2010)
Baltimore One Pager Overview (October 2010)
Cleveland One Pager Overview (October 2010)
Detroit One Pager Overview (October 2010)
Newark One Pager Overview (October 2010)
Twin Cities One Pager Overview (October 2010)
Living Cities promotes ongoing learning for The Integration Initiative site teams in many ways including a series of in-person conferences called "Learning Communities." In the Learning Communities, we have shared a number of resources developed by other practitioners in the field, including the following:
Bowles, Jonathan with Colton, Tara, Center for an Urban Future, February 2007. “World of Opportunity.”
Brightline Defense Project, March 2012. "Putting Local Hire To Work."
Chinese Affirmative Action and Brightline Defense Project, August 2010. “The Failure of Faith: Local Hiring Policy Analysis and Recommendations for San Francisco.”
Corporation for Enterprise Development, 2004. “SMEs and Poverty Reduction.”
Hanleybrown, Fay, Kania, John and Kramer, Mark, Winter 2011. “Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work.” Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Heifetz, Ronald A., Kania , John V. and Kramer, Mark R., Winter 2004. “The Dilemma of Foundation Leadership.” Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, June 2011. “Creating Shared Value: Anchors and the Inner City.”
Lockhart, Dennis P., 2011. “Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery.” Remarks at Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., November 10.
McFarland, Christiana K. and McConnell, J. Katie, National League of Cities Center for Research and Innovation, 20111. “Local Roles in Cultivating a Small Business and Entrepreneurial Culture.” Paper presented at the "Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery" Conference, Washington, DC, November 9.
Schachtel, Marsha R.B. Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, 2012. “African American Business Development Success Measures.” Prepared for Associated Black Charities. 2012. Marsha R. B.
The Partnership for Working Families, December 2008. “Community Benefits: Practical Tools for Proactive Development.”
Turnham, Jennifer and Bonjorni, Jessica, Abt Associates, February 2004. “Review of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives.” Prepared for Calece Johnson, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
TXP Consulting, June 2011. "Ripple Effect: The Economic Impact of Microlending.”