Every year, Living Cities takes an opportunity to reflect on our work and the work of our members and partners.

Unlike a traditional report, Living Cities’ annual reports go beyond simple numbers and figures to dig deeply into our work and thinking over the past year. We often use the opportunity to compile and share tools and resources developed over the previous fiscal year, discuss in detail the racial equity journey we are on, and reflect on how our work has impacted Living Cities’ staff, our partners, and our member organizations and their leaders.

Take a look at the reports we’ve released over the past few years:

  • Fiscal Year 2019: We Were Here: Reckoning With Living Cities’ History on Race is an interactive movement history timeline that lets readers explore Living Cities’ past, including major political milestones and cultural touch points in our history, and envision a future without racial income and wealth gaps.

  • Fiscal Year 2018: C.A.R.E.: Conversations about Racial Equity is a multimedia exploration of how staff individually, as well as the organization as a whole, worked deliberately and with ongoing dedication to build our racial equity competencies. This work, which is a continuous process, is in service of personal and professional growth and with a focus on the results we want to see in the world: that all people in U.S. cities are economically secure, building wealth and living abundant, dignified and connected lives.

  • Fiscal year 2017: Race Us: Movement Toward Closing the Gaps was both a response to the current moment in America, and our pivot as an organization to situate racial equity at the center of our work. In our 25th year, we reflected on the reality that race-neutral ways of working had not achieved results at the speed or scale we are after. This collection of essays from staff and partners captures the ways in which these conversations have influenced our work.

Earlier reports can be explored in our Resources.