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by Bob Gradeck & Eleanor Tutt on Oct 19, 2017

Pittsburgh's Data Day: Using Civic Data to Spark Hands-on Community Engagement  

Even if you have a wealth of public data, it can be a struggle to engage diverse stakeholders who could use that information to improve their community. Pittsburgh's Data Days are designed to tackle that challenge.

Blog Post Demetric Duckett on Oct 3, 2017

Capital as a Driver of Systemic Change: An Example from Albuquerque 

What do wolves and capital innovation have in common? Read this deep dive into Albuquerque’s InnovateABQ project as an example of multiple capital sources driving catalytic change.

Blog Post Joseph Sutkowi on Sep 19, 2017

Four Innovative Procurement Tactics Cities are Using to Increase Equity 

Making procurement more equitable can be challenging. See what four cities are doing to increase contracts and participation with businesses owned by people of color.

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly on Sep 14, 2017

Five Elements of Effective Collaboration for Investors 

Our new Managing Director of the Catalyst Loan Funds reflects on her first couple of months at Living Cities, sharing her thoughts on how those in the investment world can more effectively collaborat…

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Donna Leuchten 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett on Sep 8, 2017

The Wolf of Social Impact: How We Use Capital as a Driver of Systemic Change 

What do gray wolves and capital innovation have in common? Explore the similarities we see in this thinkpiece.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Aug 16, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Reading on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 14, 2017

Facing Down Racial Terror 

Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht responds to the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Blog Post Santiago Carrillo on Aug 10, 2017

The Rise of Resident Leaders in Mockus’ Bogotá: How A Spirit of “Civic Culture”… 

What we can learn from Antanas Mockus’ first term as Mayor of Bogotá about the importance of resident leadership and trust in local government for delivering better results to urban populations.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 7, 2017

#BensTake: 3 Things We Learned from Surveying Innovation in America’s Cities 

Our inaugural Equipt to Innovate Survey gave us insight into the state of municipal innovation across the country, and taught us a few lessons in the process.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 25, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Watching on Race Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Annie Dear & Casey A. Littlefield on Jul 18, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Outcomes Rate Cards 

An new evolution in Pay for Success could help improve outcomes for communities.

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Santiago Carrillo 

Santiago is a Colombian urban planner fascinated by how government insights can be transformed into meaningful and implementable change for vulnerable urban populations.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 17, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Listening to on Race Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jul 12, 2017

Our 2016 Annual Report - Race Us: Movement Toward Closing the Gaps 

Our President and CEO reflects back on 2016, a pivotal year for Living Cities.

Blog Post Andrew E Olson & Trent Van Alfen on Jun 28, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Paving a Path to Sustainable Medicaid Funding f… 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 27, 2017

#BensTake: Cultural Competency and Entrepreneurship 

Persistent inequities in funding decisions disproportionately bar women and people of color from launching start-ups. But these entrepreneurs are key both for solving problems in their own communitie…

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Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' communications work, focused on harnessing the power of story, information, and technology to deepen and accelerate promising approaches to address poverty and inequality in US cities.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on Jun 23, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Investing in a First-of-its-Kind Pay for Succes… 

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Kristen Scheyder on Jun 22, 2017

Five Cities that are Buying into Equity  

New City Accelerator initiative looks to drive inclusive economic opportunity through procurement