This week, we bring you another edition of the i-teams Lightning Round shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are developing and deploying bold ideas to tackle the biggest issues facing city governments.
In this latest installment of the Mayors and Schools Field Trip, Mayor Rybak heads to Louisville, where Mayor Greg Fisher developed a compact with the superintendent of schools to ensure mutual accou…
Living Cities' CEO responds to a new report on youth economic opportunity, and offers suggestions for American cities to best support the population of Opportunity Youth most in need.
One intern shares Living Cities key lessons' from our seven year history of building, managing and convening multi-site cohorts across our portfolio.
How can multi-site cohorts build relationships and trust, and facilitate shared learning? One intern shares four lessons from Living Cities seven year history of working with cohorts across cities an…
As "cohorts" become an integral part of Living Cities work, one summer intern interviewed staff to surface key themes and lessons from across Living Cities' different initiatives.
At the end of October, leaders from five cities convened in Baltimore with representatives from Living Cities, the Citi Foundation and Governing to share learnings from their respective City Accelera…
This October, four HOPE SF public housing residents joined the San Francisco Integration Initiative Team at a Dallas Learning Community.
To truly leverage the potential of technology to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, Philanthropy must drive solutions in more intentional ways.
The Prepare Learning Circle in the StriveTogether Network developed an outcome recommendation for collective impact collaborative initiatives. This blog has four lessons from their journey.
This special "Veteran's Day" edition highlights the current state of our nation’s veterans, and notable work to improve outcomes for those who have served.
Part II: A Vision for an Impact Investment Fund Specifically Targeted to Distressed Communities
As i-teams work to build a new practice of innovation in city government, they’re looking to others around the U.S. and across the world who are struggling with the same tough problems.
Our free, 10 minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools and resour…
Cross-sector partnerships get stuck in not one, but THREE common places that stifle their effectiveness and success.
Like weddings, most cross-sector partnerships have greater potential for success when they are well-organized. With wedding planning in mind, we've identified four questions you and your partners sh…
The Long Beach i-team hosted a hackathon at a local middle school as part of Innovation Week. Here's what they learned.