Living Cities is excited to welcome former three-term Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (@R_T_Rybak) to its Public Sector Innovation team as a part-time Senior Advisor for Municipal Practice. While continuing to serve as Executive Director of Generation Next in the Twin Cities, he will be contributing to Living Cities’ strategic engagement with city governments across the country, as we work to accelerate innovation in their operations, collaboration across sectors and agencies, and alignment and allocation of resource for results.
It is a unique moment in time for American cities. While there is tremendous potential for cities to be engines of opportunity, rising inequality and lack of progress on many major social and economic issues threatens to derail this potential. At Living Cities we believe our work supporting more nimble, data-driven and innovative city governments is a critical component of increasing opportunity for city residents, and ensuring we steer cities towards greater prosperity. Rybak’s arrival will add important perspective and expertise for our team to advance this work.