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.
Supporting diverse businesses is the cornerstone of the city’s plan to spark economic mobility.
After being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is creating a more effective, equitable health system and reinvigorating all segments of its community.
Experts from the Sunlight Foundation, Socrata and Code for America engaged with city officials to explore he growing role open data is playing in local government.
Our #GoodReads post this week reflects on three important SCOTUS decisions and systems change.
Atlanta is a city experiencing rapid growth. Through the City Accelerator, Atlanta aims to implement new methods of community engagement to make the city even better.
With the launch of Cohort 2 of the City Accelerator, we have an opportunity to examine how cities work in terms of social interaction in a very unique and powerful way.
In this week's reading roundup, we examine what it takes to address the systemic issues of racial injustice, highlighting ways cities and other cross-sector partnerships are moving forward with racia…
To equitably improve employment outcomes in a given place, all stakeholders at the table must change how they see the problem and their role in providing solutions, starting with three mindset shifts.
In January 2015, we packaged our early lessons from the first City Accelerator Cohort into a Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government, and learned "what works" about sharing knowledge in r…
Following a big announcement from the Ford Foundation, our weekly round-up of reading recommendations highlights the partners, initiatives and approaches that we look to for learning.
Can we put civic technology to work for low-income people? Significance Labs fellows will work to do just that, with the goal of developing a methodology that can be replicated by others.
A new effort to harness the transformative power of data technology to improve the lives of low-income people.
Ford Foundation President, Darren Walker, gave a nontraditional speech to Presidio's non-typical business school, challenging graduates to make capitalism work for good.
A weekly round-up of articles, resources and information that you won't want to miss!
In 2012, the former Green Economy Working Group made a set of grants in the healthy food systems field, including support for a pilot grocery store - which opens today!
Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a 2014 MacArthur Genius grantee shares insights on the role women immigrant workers can play in the U.S. economy.