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on Dec 5, 2018

After 20 Years, Three Regions Confront Their Divisions 

Collective reflections on the efforts of three leaders to achieve inclusive growth and adopt a racial equity framework

Blog Post Nick Jean Baptiste on Dec 4, 2018

HiGro: Growing Businesses. Growing People. Growing Communities. Growing Profits 

Investing in an often-overlooked business model—family-run businesses—can create jobs, strengthen communities, and support families.

Blog Post Frank Mirabal on Nov 29, 2018

Why the City of Albuquerque Now Buys Local 

Frank Mirabal of the Albuquerque Mayor's Office writes about local government contracting, and why Albuquerque is working to keep more money in the city.

Blog Post Lata Reddy & Ben Hecht on Sep 27, 2018

Racial Equity and Inclusion are Core Business Imperatives 

To effect lasting change, companies must examine how individual, structural and institutional racism impact all aspects of their business—from policies and practices to products—and use these levers …

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Blair Levin 

Blair Levin is Executive Director of Gig.U. He became Communications & Society Fellow with the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on May 10, 2010, following his departure from the Federal Communications Commission, where he served as…

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot & Nadia Owusu on Sep 21, 2018

The Personal is Professional When it Comes to Closing Racial Income and Wealth … 

Blog Post Kelli Cooper on Sep 11, 2018

Owning Our Future of “Tequity” in Albuquerque 

When entrepreneurs have a good idea, the skills to execute, and a strong work ethic, all arrows should point to success. Yet many entrepreneurs in Albuquerque—especially entrepreneurs of color from N…

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Blog Post Anastasia Tomkin on Sep 6, 2018

The Power of Undoing Racism  

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Aug 30, 2018

#Goodreads: Songs We're Listening to on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Cooper Penn on Aug 13, 2018

Now I See 

This blog is part of a series of stories that the Living Cities summer 2018 intern cohort is producing surrounding their racial equity journey and summer experience.

Blog Post Tarek Deida on Aug 9, 2018

Don’t Let Your Anger Diminish Your Hope 

Blog Post Ashleigh Gardere & Lynnette White-Colin on Aug 1, 2018

300 Years in the Making: Racial Equity, Entrepreneurship and Capital Innovation… 

In the first of a three-part series from cohort members, New Orleans discusses its rich history of entrepreneurship among people of color, and the gaps and biases inherent in its entrepreneurial ecos…

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Alison Lingane 

Alison Lingane is co-founder of Project Equity, which builds economic resiliency in low-income communities by increasing worker ownership.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Jul 19, 2018

Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns! 

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Ben Hecht on Jun 27, 2018

Realizing the Potential of Data, Tech and Local Government Collaboration 

Today we're launching a suite of resources based on the lessons of the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative, for other communities looking to harness the potential of this type of cross-sector collabora…

Blog Post Jen Mayer on Jun 19, 2018

P3s Can Be Bad for Racial Equity -- But They Don't Have to Be 

Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.

Blog Post on Jun 19, 2018

Government, Civic And Business Leaders Launch "Racial Equity Here" Commitment T… 

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Martin Eakes 

Martin Eakes is the co-founder and CEO of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending. Since 1998, Self-Help’s Community Advantage Program has helped more than 50,000 lower-income families, especially those of color, to become homeowners in 48 …

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 18, 2018

Thinking About a P3? Better Ask These Questions First 

Washington, D.C.'s innovative Office of Public-Private Partnerships offers a good case study in to assess whether a P3 makes sense for a particular city project.

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 15, 2018

Which P3 Model Works Best For Your Project? 

With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.