Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Ratna Gill on May 17, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Centering Arts, Culture, and Healing 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on May 3, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Shifting Systems of Power  

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Jaylan Abd Elrahman & Jay Feldman on May 2, 2018

A Path Towards Authentic Community Engagement 

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Jack Dangermond 

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future.

Blog Post Jay Feldman & Jaylan Abd Elrahman on May 2, 2018

Bringing Community to Cross-Sector Tables  

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on Apr 19, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Transforming Organizations and Beyo… 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Ine… 

Blog Post Alicia Rouault on Apr 6, 2018

Meeting Youth Where They’re At: A User-Centered Approach to Boston's Summer Job… 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Nadia Owusu on Apr 5, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion: Contextualizing Systems, Data, and … 

What did Living Cities find in our scan of practices being used by organizations to operationalize racial equity? This series highlights the twelve themes we uncovered.

Blog Post Demetric Duckett on Apr 4, 2018

Stony the Road We Trod: Commemorating Dr. King 

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Mar 28, 2018

The Power of Ecosystems for Problem-Solving 

What do biological ecosystems have to do with promoting social change? In our work, using the metaphor of ecosystems has been a powerful tool for taking on complex and evolving problems.

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot & Nadia Owusu on Mar 20, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting … 

Are you looking to embed racial equity and inclusion into the work of your organization? These are some of the resources and contacts we have shared with folks who have asked about steps we’ve taken,…

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Jeff Carter 

Jeff Carter is the Innovation Team Director for the City of Mobile. Prior to joining the i-team, Jeff served as Deputy Director for Mobile County EMS, overseeing an operation that covers more than 1000 square miles and implementing data-driven and …

Blog Post Brian R. Nagendra & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Mar 1, 2018

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Seventh Conse… 

For the seventh year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50. Learn more about our impact investing.

Blog Post John Cruz, MUP & Laura Kinsell-Baer on Feb 22, 2018

Engaging Hard to Reach Users in Designing Civic Tech  

Designing useful tech solutions requires working "with, not for" the community to solve problems. A civic tech and data collaborative in St. Louis reflects on how they engaged their end users—residen…

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly & Brian R. Nagendra on Feb 8, 2018

New Impact Investing Strategy Puts Race Front and Center 

Driving impact through investment means getting real about race.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 5, 2018

#BensTake: What Can We Learn from Amazon HQ2? 

Amazon could leverage its new headquarters to promote inclusive growth. But if the company won't, then cities in the running should put equity at the center.

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Laura Sanchez 

Laura Sanchez is Associate Director of Strategy and Research at Atlantic Media Strategies. She was formerly the Senior Associate for Strategic Communications & Engagement at Living Cities, where she helped lead the development and implementation of …

Blog Post Shanee Helfer on Jan 25, 2018

Navigating My White Israeli Identity in a Racialized American Society 

From Melting Pots to Fruit Salads

Blog Post Louise Carter & Elaine Albertson on Jan 22, 2018

5 Lessons for Harnessing Data and Tech to Meet Community Needs 

A community data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on lessons learned in bridging between data, tech, and community-based organizations.