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by Jen Mayer on Nov 29, 2017

Resilience, Equity, and Innovation: The City Accelerator Guide to Urban Infrastructure Finance 

Our latest City Accelerator guide, “Resilience, Equity, and Innovation,” we share the tools and processes four cities, Pittsburgh, Saint Paul, San Francisco and Washington D.C., explored in an effort to increase equity and fund infrastructure.

Resource on Nov 22, 2017

#Goodreads: Resources on Racial Equity 

What we're reading, listening to, and watching to advance our understanding of racial equity and inclusion.

Resource on Nov 14, 2017

Equipt to Innovation Table of Elements Provides the Key to City Innovation 

The 7 elements of city innovation

Resource on Oct 25, 2017

Entrepreneurship for Job Creation: A Strategy Map 

This chart shows the common themes that emerged when we took inventory of entrepreneurship and small business related initiatives aimed at creating jobs.

Resource on Sep 11, 2017

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color [INFOGRAPHIC] 

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Resource on Aug 10, 2017

The Equipt Report: Becoming a High-Performing City, A Benchmark Study 2017 

The Equipt Report is a comprehensive overview of our survey findings and a discussion of how cities fared across the seven elements of the Equipt to Innovate framework.

Resource on Jul 14, 2017

Voicing Race: Racial Equity Here [PODCAST] 

In the second episode of our Voicing Race podcast, Living Cities speaks with mayors and city staff participating in the Racial Equity Here initiative, on their efforts to combat structural and institutional racism.

Past Work

Capital Absorption 

Square

We developed a research and experimentation agenda that helps communities to strengthen their ability to deploy investment for public purpose.

Resource on May 12, 2017

Hiring in the Social Sector: Tips for Job Seekers and Organizations 

Resource on Feb 14, 2017

Catalyst Fund Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2015-2016 

This report covers activities in the eighth year of operations for the Living Cities Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Feb 14, 2017

Blended Catalyst Fund Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2016 

This report covers the Blended Catalyst Fund activities for the period from first closing on December 15, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

Resource on Jan 4, 2017

Voicing Race: Storytelling in Traditional Media [PODCAST] 

Listen to our inaugural podcast, Voicing Race, in which we speak to journalists Tanzina Vega of CNN and Barrett Pitner of the Guardian and the Daily Beast about race in the media.

Resource on Jan 4, 2017

Beyond Grantmaking: Living Cities’ Effort to Inform and Influence the Broader Field 

A report evaluating Living Cities' influence in the broader field.

Resource on Dec 22, 2016

Just Change Tools 

Explore the stories and lessons learned from Just Change with these additional tools and resources.

Past Work

Admiral Center 

Square

Living Cities launched the Admiral Center in 2009 for the express purpose of maximizing the engagement of celebrities in systems change on behalf of low income people.

Governing

Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 

Resource on Nov 2, 2016

Lessons From the Field for and by Civic Innovation Teams 

Key insights from the first cohort of City Accelerator.

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

Resource on Aug 31, 2016

Sample Action Plan 

This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.

Past Work

Anchor Institutions 

Square

From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported several cities experimenting with the potential of Anchor Institutions—local universities and hospitals to transform economic systems

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Factor Analysis from StriveTogether 

This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.

Resource on Jul 27, 2016

Sample: Data Meeting Agenda 

This sample agenda can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative have regular periodic check-ins about your on-going data collection and analysis.

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

Resource on Jun 15, 2016

Equipt to Innovate Field Guide 

What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.

Resource on Jun 8, 2016

Pay for Success in the U.S. 

This chart presents parties, financing, evaluation, time-frame and expected impact for Pay for Success transactions that have been implemented in the United States so far.

PayforSuccess.Org

Pay for Success U.S. Activity Map