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

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

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 ecosystem that are preventing these business owners from generating wealth and creating jobs.

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 Megan McGlinchey on Jul 19, 2018

Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns! 

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Andrea Arnold 

Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.

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.

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

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.

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 14, 2018

If P3s Are the Answer, What Was the Question? 

Public-private partnerships aren't free money. But they can be used to improve performance.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 14, 2018

Connecting Communities to Close Racial Gaps 

Living Cities has been committed to ending the systemic challenges to poverty for over 25 years. But despite the best efforts of this organization and our many partners, forty six million Americans a…

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Dwayne Marsh 

Dwayne S. Marsh works with the agency to advance sustainable planning and development through interagency partnerships, departmental transformation, and funding initiatives managed through the Office.

Blog Post Laura McKieran on May 23, 2018

Building a City-Wide Culture of Data in San Antonio 

In San Antonio, diverse community members are coming together to realize their vision of a better quality of life for residents by increasing the transparency, quality and accessibility of community …

Blog Post Sara VanLear & Laura Morrison on May 21, 2018

The Mobilization Fund Study: First Year of Capital Access in New Orleans 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Ratna Gill on May 17, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Centering Arts, Culture, and Healing 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on May 3, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Shifting Systems of Power  

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

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Laura Kinsell-Baer 

CivTech St. Louis is a nonprofit working closely with St. Louis' local government jurisdictions that is focused on introducing technology- and user-based solutions into everyday inefficiencies in government.

Blog Post Jaylan Abd Elrahman & Jay Feldman on May 2, 2018

A Path Towards Authentic Community Engagement 

Blog Post Jay Feldman & Jaylan Abd Elrahman on May 2, 2018

Bringing Community to Cross-Sector Tables