Blog Post Steven Bosacker on May 19, 2017

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers 

In his penultimate post on the Equipt to Innovate framework elements, Steven Bosacker urges government employees and those working in data to take time to consider the people and real-life impacts be…

Blog Post John Cruz, MUP & Laura Kinsell-Baer on May 4, 2017

Court Data in St. Louis County: Sharing Sensitively 

A civic tech collaborative from St. Louis has developed a solution to help non-violent traffic offenders trapped in the court system.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Feb 10, 2017

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform: How to Consider the Stage of Your Cross-Sector Part… 

In this second post of a two-part series on cross-sector partnerships, we examine trends at different stages of cross-sector partnership development, and what they might mean for your work.

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Feb 8, 2017

Four Trends to Consider as Cross-Sector Partnerships Begin a New Year  

In this first post of a two-part series, we present the trends that emerged from our Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment tool, based on our analysis of over 750 responses from partnerships in the fie…

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Jan 19, 2017

Video: How to Use Data to Drive Results 

This video shares lessons learned on data access and privacy, sourcing and policy.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Sep 1, 2016

Data and Collective Impact Step Five: Change Behavior and Share Responsibility 

The fifth step to using data for collective impact is committing to action to change behavior. These resources will help you move your partners to action.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Aug 31, 2016

Collective Impact #Toolbox: Data Inventory 

So you have your measures and outcomes all laid out. Now what? Assess what data you have, what data you need, and what data you hope to create over time using this handy spreadsheet.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 27, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Four: Discuss The Data 

The fourth step to using data for collective impact is discussing data with partners to determine what the data are telling you. These resources will help you facilitate these conversations.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jul 13, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Three: Present the Data 

The third step to using data for collective impact is presenting data in a way to facilitate behavior change. These resources will help you determine the best way to present your data.

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Jul 11, 2016

How Strong is Your Civic Infrastructure? The Boston Fed Wants to Know. 

How do you know when a city's civic infrastructure needs improvement? And what can be done? The Boston Fed is asking asking the people who know their cities best.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Finding time to reflect on your initiative’s progress as you go is tough! Dashboards provide a simple way to add some structure to your reflection so you can focus on what needs improvement.

Blog Post Norris Williams on Jun 22, 2016

Measuring Progress on the Road to Innovation 

As cities double down on results, potential stumbling blocks lurk around every corner.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jun 16, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step Two: Find the Data 

The second step to using data for collective impact is finding the data your partnership needs. These resources will help you navigate the complexities of data access.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on May 26, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (May Edition) 

Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on May 18, 2016

Using Data for Collective Impact Step One: Agree on the Data 

The first step to using data for collective impact is getting buy-in and agreement on what data your partnership will track. These resources will help you do just that.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on May 4, 2016

What Does it Take to Use Data to Change Behavior in Collective Impact? 

A new blog series will walk you through five steps to using data to help you change behavior for collective impact.

Blog Post Thomas Zembowicz on Apr 26, 2016

Visualizing America's Student Debt Problem 

A new data visualization tool created by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth sheds light on the geographic patterns of student debt in the United States.

Blog Post Jack Dangermond on Mar 15, 2016

Mapping the Story of Government Transparency 

Story Maps are becoming an increasingly important tool for cities to engage and inspire audiences, just as GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool for cities to understand and address the chal…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 4, 2016

#BensTake: Technology as an Accelerant for Change in 2016  

Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. In this post: the ubiquity and power of technology.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Jan 27, 2016

Aligning Allies and Contributions: Using Results Based Accountability to Create… 

Albuquerque Integration Initiative partners value Results Based Accountability as a roadmap to take action, and join together in responsibility, ownership and results.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Elizabeth Vargas on Dec 30, 2015

Five Trends To Watch in 2016 

In 2016, we'll follow a number of trends to learn more about how promising practices might lead to dramatically better results for low-income people, faster. Five of these trends are top-of-mind in t…

Blog Post Thomas Zembowicz on Dec 15, 2015

Connecticut Data Reveal Racial Disparities in Policing 

Organized, accessible state and local police data could result in more meaningful responses to racial injustice.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 23, 2015

What Makes a Just City? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

A weekly roundup of articles and information explores topics related to urban opportunity, justice and data.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Oct 22, 2015

Data = Relationships 

Four ways data can build and strengthen relationships for your cross-sector partnership.