We are committed to sharing resources and tools that are useful to changemakers.
by Jen Mayer
on Nov 29, 2017
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.
on Nov 22, 2017
What we're reading, listening to, and watching to advance our understanding of racial equity and inclusion.
on Nov 14, 2017
The 7 elements of city innovation
on Oct 25, 2017
This chart shows the common themes that emerged when we took inventory of entrepreneurship and small business related initiatives aimed at creating jobs.
on Sep 11, 2017
If life is a game, it is rigged.
on Aug 10, 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.
on Jul 14, 2017
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.
We developed a research and experimentation agenda that helps communities to strengthen their ability to deploy investment for public purpose.
on May 12, 2017
on Feb 14, 2017
This report covers activities in the eighth year of operations for the Living Cities Catalyst
This report covers the Blended Catalyst Fund activities for the period from first closing on December 15, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
on Jan 4, 2017
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.
A report evaluating Living Cities' influence in the broader field.
on Dec 22, 2016
Explore the stories and lessons learned from Just Change with these additional tools and resources.
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.
on Nov 2, 2016
Key insights from the first cohort of City Accelerator.
on Oct 18, 2016
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.
on Sep 27, 2016
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
on Aug 31, 2016
This sample action plan can be adapted to help your collective impact initiative execute on specific projects and next steps.
From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported several cities experimenting with the potential of Anchor Institutions—local universities and hospitals to transform economic systems
on Jul 27, 2016
This resource gives you a template to complete a factor analysis of your collective impact work.
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.
on Jun 29, 2016
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.
on Jun 15, 2016
What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.
on Jun 8, 2016
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.
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