This week, we present the first in a regular series of Lightning Rounds--discussion questions posted to the i-teams online community that elicited quick insights and ideas from the teams.
What does it take to sustain change that gets dramatically better results for low-income people? Living Cities CEO reacts to an op-ed by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor, Antanas Mockus.
This week, we’re excited to announce the rollout of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams).
Engaging new allies in racial equity work requires strong and effective communication of why eliminating structural disparities is important. This blog provides three tips of how to do so.
Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has rocked the boat again, with his new memoir, Between the World and Me. This week, we pay homage to Ta-Nehisi's powerful voice on race in America and other, recent, writing on raci…
Five concrete steps for planners and city leaders to build transportation systems that are inclusive and equitable.
We share insights about the role of data, policy, and funding in expanding shared mobility services to low-income communities and communities of color.
Last week, Jim Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Andrea Phillips of Goldman Sachs shared lessons from their investment in a social impact bond to reduce recidivism at Riker’s Island. Ben Hec…
Metropolitan Chicago’s Regional Housing Initiative, with support from HUD, is piloting ways to connect low-income families with promising housing opportunities.
These #GoodReads got us thinking about whether or not we do enough to learn from the past.
No stranger to hard times, Baltimore looks to new ideas to rise from the ashes.
Our New Urban Practice Summit video shows leaders, dreamers, and doers co-creating solutions to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people.
A design thinking approach can help collective impact initiatives synthesize complex issues and deeply engage stakeholders in their work.
Seattle is tapping technology to reach previously unheard from -- and often culturally diverse -- citizens.
Pete Carlson, is President, Regional Growth Strategies. Pete Carlson has thirty years of experience in consulting, research, and policy analysis. For the past eight years, his work has focused on helping regional leaders develop strategies and build…
Supporting diverse businesses is the cornerstone of the city’s plan to spark economic mobility.
An interview with Benjy Kennedy, who led the Kresge Foundation’s work to raise the Woodward Corridor Investment Fund in Detroit, about what others can learn from its closing.