Resource on Dec 8, 2014

Case Studies: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

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.

Resource on Oct 30, 2014

Talent Dividend: Final Rankings 

This resource illustrates the final rankings for cities participating in the Talent dividend competition based on this data.

Resource on Oct 29, 2014

Talent Dividend Final Report 

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.

Resource on Oct 29, 2014

Akron Receives $1 Million Prize for Higher Education Attainment Increase  

Akron, OH wins the Talent Dividend $1 Million prize. The number of college degrees awarded rose more than 20% in four years.

Past Work

Sustainable Communities 

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Living Cities worked with HUD, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University, and other partners to help create a plan that would facilitate increased comprehensiveness, integration and overall effectiveness of region…

Resource on Oct 16, 2014

Lessons for Helping Formerly Incarcerated Americans Access Quality Jobs  

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.

Resource on Oct 2, 2014

Executive Summary: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Resource on Sep 25, 2014

Lessons on Integrating Immigrant Workers into the Economy 

Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

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.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Aug 6, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2012-June 2013 

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…

Past Work

Democratic Innovation in World Megacities 

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Living Cities and the National Democratic Institute are launching a new partnership to find and tell stories of civic innovation in selected megacities around the world.

Social Finance

Foundations for Social Impact Bonds 

Resource on Jun 16, 2014

Toward Open-Sourcing Social Change: Living Cities 2013 Snapshot 

Resource on Apr 25, 2014

The Small Business Development Work of the Integration Initiative Executive Summary 

An examination of the small business development activities that are being implemented as part of The Integration Initiative.

Resource on Apr 8, 2014

Case Studies: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

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.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

Executive Summary: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

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.

Our Work

Pay for Success 

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We are investing in Pay for Success partnerships to test new ways of investing in human capital, and to develop a commercially viable market for doing so.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

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 …

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

The Role of the Public Sector in the Integration Initiative: Executive Summary 

This document explores the role of the public sector in complex cross‐sector system change initiatives.

Resource on Apr 2, 2014

Non-Skill Employment Barriers Webinar 

On March 26th, Living Cities hosted a webinar exploring the non-skill barriers to employment faced by formerly incarcerated individuals.

Resource on Apr 2, 2014

Building and Sustaining Thriving Mixed‐Income Communities 

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.

Resource on Mar 25, 2014

My First Lean Startup Adventure 

Alison Gold took the plunge and applied lean startup methodology to her work with cross-sector partnerships. This case-let highlights what she’s learned.

Capital Impact Partners

Revitalizing America's Neighborhoods