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The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places A Research Agenda and Framework

In 2010, the philanthropic collaborative Living Cities(www.livingcities.org) launched the Integration Initiative,an effort to transform the systems that shape…

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In 2010, the philanthropic collaborative Living Cities(www.livingcities.org) launched the Integration Initiative,an effort to transform the systems that shape the livesof low income people in five U.S. metropolitan regions –Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul,and Newark. A key goal of the Integration Initiativewas to learn what is needed to move beyond piecemealapproaches to vital issues, and to engage multiple sectors –public, private, philanthropic and non-profit – in work that creates an integrated platform for stakeholders towork together on systemic change.