Despite the great challenges and systems failures that our country faces, we still have the capacity to pull together to do big things. The power of the network is the vehicle that will get us there.

Every year at Living Cities, we pause and reflect on all that we have accomplished and learned in the previous 12 months. This year we have shifted from the traditional annual report style to an interactive web platform that shares our work and shows the ties that bind it all together. We are thrilled to launch, today, “ The Network Effect: The Living Cities Perspective in 2012”. It focuses on new, collaborative efforts to achieve large scale, population-level impact and consistently greater shared prosperity. And, we share how we are working to accelerate uptake of this work –fostering the spread of experimentation and adoption of promising approaches through intentional network building and weaving, and harnessing technology. We believe that, despite the great challenges and systems failures that our country faces, we still have the capacity to pull together to do big things. The power of the network is the vehicle that will get us there.

We know that all of you have a huge role to play in increasing the impact of all that we are learning through our work. Please join us in sharing some of these lessons and reflections by tweeting our report out to your followers and sharing on Facebook. Let’s start a conversation!

Thank you for being a part of our problem-solving network!