Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Oct 14, 2015

Journey to Results: Rapid Reflections from Day 1 of the Integration Initiative … 

The eight site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Dallas, TX to explore how to use data to drive results.

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Oct 7, 2015

Journey to Results: Using Data to Drive Decisions 

During our upcoming Learning Community, partnerships in the Integration Initiative will leverage local data to drive decisions. Two New York Times articles set the stage for that conversation.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Oct 5, 2015

#BensTake: The Three Biggest Obstacles to Making Cities Work for Everyone 

Three quotes from the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation convening helped bring some of today’s biggest challenges into clearer focus for our CEO, Ben Hecht. Now, he highlights important sol…

Resource on Dec 15, 2015

Collective Impact Literature Review 

A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.

Blog Post Kirsten Wysen on Sep 8, 2015

Don’t Succumb to the Siren Song of Outcomes Without the Guidance of a North Star 

When you think of outcomes as mile-markers on your journey to a shared result, you can better design solutions that get dramatically better results, system wide.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Sep 1, 2015

Creative Placemaking and the Burden of Data: #GoodReads from the i-teams 

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams).

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How New Orleans Is Winning a War against Murder 

Blog Post Ron Littlefield on Aug 12, 2015

The City of No-Frills Innovation 

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is solving municipal challenges and improving lives.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 7, 2015

The Data Divide: Why We Need a Place to Aggregate Research and Data 

*This is the last in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.*

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 6, 2015

The Data Divide: What to do When Valuable Information is Held in People, Not Da… 

**This is the third in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.**

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Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 5, 2015

The Data Divide: What We Want and What We Can Get  

*This is the second in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.

Resource on May 21, 2013

McKinsey & Co. and Living Cities Research on Trends in US Cities 

This report with McKinsey & Co and Living Cities covers five major trends that are affecting US cities and identifies how cities are responding to these trends

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 4, 2015

The Data Divide: How to Navigate Big Data for Equitable Transit Oriented Develo… 

The first in a series of four posts from The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-in…

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 30, 2015

The Three Data Challenges of Each Sector 

The private, public and nonprofit sectors each have unique challenges that make collecting and analyzing data hard.

Blog Post Ron Littlefield on Jul 7, 2015

Seattle's Next Experiment in Urban Planning: Inclusive Engagement 

Seattle is tapping technology to reach previously unheard from -- and often culturally diverse -- citizens.

Blog Post Jessica Huey on Jun 29, 2015

PMI Panel Explores Open Data as a Tool for Performance Management 

Experts from the Sunlight Foundation, Socrata and Code for America engaged with city officials to explore he growing role open data is playing in local government.

Resource on Nov 26, 2012

Field Scan of Civic Technology 

We interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing low income people, and technology in June and July of 2012. This field scan presents our synthesis - and a snapshot of the civic tech field.

Blog Post Catherine Bracy & Sarah Rosen Wartell on Jun 10, 2015

Introducing the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative 

A new effort to harness the transformative power of data technology to improve the lives of low-income people.

Blog Post Steve Goldsmith on May 12, 2015

Why Benchmarking Matters for Open Data 

Cities who are serious about the move toward open data are learning how to benchmark themselves against others.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 27, 2015

Process is the New Program: The Road to Enduring Change 

Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht on our exciting new partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and i-teams in cities around the country and in Israel.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Apr 24, 2015

Are We Forgetting the Public Sector? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities St… 

Our weekly round-up of articles and information highlight issues of equity, community engagement, big data and cross-sector collaboration.