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on Dec 8, 2014
Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.
Shared-mobility programs like bike-share and car-share have significant potential to benefit low-income users, yet often do not reach that population.
on Nov 10, 2014
This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.
This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.
on Oct 30, 2014
This resource illustrates the final rankings for cities participating in the Talent dividend competition based on this data.
on Oct 29, 2014
An overview and insights from the National Talent Dividend $1 Million Prize Competition, awarded for the greatest proportionate increase in the number of post-secondary degrees over a four-year period.
We blend public, private, and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to better meet the needs of cities and improve the lives of low-income people.
Akron, OH wins the Talent Dividend $1 Million prize. The number of college degrees awarded rose more than 20% in four years.
on Oct 16, 2014
Leading practitioners respond to 7 key questions about helping Americans with criminal records re-enter the workforce and access good jobs. This resource shares lessons learned from leaders across the country.
on Oct 2, 2014
on Sep 25, 2014
Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.
on Sep 9, 2014
Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.
on Sep 8, 2014
Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.
From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported several cities experimenting with the potential of Anchor Institutions—local universities and hospitals to transform economic systems
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on Aug 6, 2014
The Living Cities Catalyst Fund is a domestic impact investment vehicle that deploys concessionary, flexible debt to improve the lives of low income people and the communities where they live. This report provides an overview of investments and impa…
on Jun 16, 2014
on Apr 25, 2014
An examination of the small business development activities that are being implemented as part of The Integration Initiative.
on Apr 8, 2014
The following case studies highlight a number predevelopment pitfalls faced in Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) projects. These case-studies are part of a larger report on bringing Equitable TOD projects to fruition.
Recognizing the incredible challenges cities face to stabilize neighborhoods struggling with foreclosures and abandonment, in 2010 we convened a Neighborhood Stabilization Boot Camp in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develo…
on Apr 7, 2014
Living Cities commissioned William Fleissig of Communitas Development and Ian Carlton of ICRC to help determine how equitable TOD stakeholders can avoid or overcome the complications that emerge during the predevelopment phase.
We commissioned William Fleissig of Communitas Development and Ian Carlton of ICRC to write a paper for stakeholders involved in making the critical decisions that drive equitable transit-oriented development to learn from what has worked - and not …
This document explores the role of the public sector in complex cross‐sector system change initiatives.
on Apr 2, 2014
On March 26th, Living Cities hosted a webinar exploring the non-skill barriers to employment faced by formerly incarcerated individuals.
We draw on existing research and interviews with leaders in the field to describe characteristics of stable mixed‐income communities and how low‐income residents may benefit from such communities.
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