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by Kevin Paul on Oct 13, 2015

Tweaking Government and other #GoodReads from the i-teams 

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are developing and deploying bold ideas to tackle the biggest issues facing city governments.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 12, 2015

Pay for Success Pays Off: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities  

Among this week's roundup of reading recommendations from our staff: two big announcements that could have a significant impact on low-income people and communities of color.

Blog Post Owen Stone on Oct 9, 2015

Finding an Answer to the $250 Million Sewer Question 

What's the City of Peoria’s key to achieving a green solution to an expensive sewer overflow problem? Its people.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 8, 2015

Two Lessons on Digital Engagement and Social Change Communications 

With a year of data on hand, we've learned a few lessons about effective social change communications from the way visitors interact with the features we built into our new website.

Person Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi 

Audrey Choi is the Head of Morgan Stanley's Environment, Social Finance, and Community Reinvestment Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors.

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Oct 8, 2015

How Cities are Changing Their Thinking on Disconnected Youth 

In late September, nearly 40 mayoral chiefs of staff and policy advisers from around the country gathered at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for the 14th convening of the Project on Municipal Inn…

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Oct 7, 2015

Journey to Results: Using Data to Drive Decisions 

During our upcoming Learning Community, partnerships in the Integration Initiative will leverage local data to drive decisions. Two New York Times articles set the stage for that conversation.

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Ted Smith on Oct 6, 2015

New Ideas for Old Tools: Harnessing the Community Reinvestment Act for the Futu… 

In Louisville, an innovative web platform pursues the goal of simplifying the process of collaboration between banks and community partners.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Oct 5, 2015

#BensTake: The Three Biggest Obstacles to Making Cities Work for Everyone 

Three quotes from the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation convening helped bring some of today’s biggest challenges into clearer focus for our CEO, Ben Hecht. Now, he highlights important sol…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 2, 2015

Transportation Equity is On the Move: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities  

Our weekly round-up of reading recommendations focuses on equitable transit-oriented development. You won't want to miss these books and articles!

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 1, 2015

Introducing the New LivingCities.Org 

Our "new" website celebrated its first birthday in September! For #ThrowbackThursday, take a look at what we were thinking when we launched this "hub" for open-sourcing social change last year.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 30, 2015

#BensTake: We Could Be Providing Better Education Solutions to Low-Income Ameri… 

Some colleges have adapted to today's challenges, enrolling and graduating low-income students at above average rates. Here's what we can take away from the success stories to provide better educatio…


Daniel Bassichis 

Dan is the co-founder of Admiral Center and Admiral Capital Group, a real estate private equity firm. Prior to forming Admiral Capital Group he was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He is also the founder of investment pa…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Sep 30, 2015

Three Themes From the i-teams Convening in New Orleans 

Three key themes emerged from the 2015 Fall i-teams Convening in New Orleans.

Blog Post Alan Berube on Sep 29, 2015

Beyond Baltimore: Thoughts on Place, Race, and Opportunity 

Alan Berube of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Fall Convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 28, 2015

World Leaders Agree on Sustainable Development Goals: And other #GoodReads from… 

This week's round-up of reading recommendations highlights steps being taken improve the lives of low-income people -- from Pope Francis' call to address poverty and inequality, to efforts to accompl…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Sep 24, 2015

The Collective Impact Funders' Manifesto  

With football season starting, Ty Boyea-Robinson decided to use her fantasy football skills to create a Manifesto that will build successful relationship between collective impact funders and grantee…

Person Wells Fargo

Michael Rizer 

Executive Vice President, Michael (Mike) Rizer is the director of Community Relations and CRA Risk Management for Wells Fargo & Company. In this role he manages the community development and community affairs teams company-wide that are responsible …

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Sep 24, 2015

Photo Blog: i-teams New Orleans Convening 

The Innovation Teams gathered in New Orleans on September 17 and 18 for two days of training and reflection as they move toward implementing bold solutions to the biggest problems facing city governm…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 18, 2015

Cities Are Units of Change: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

Our weekly round-up of reading recommendations focuses on articles that illustrate what we believe are the core elements of a new urban practice.