Blog Post Charles Chieppo on Apr 29, 2015

Government in Your Pocket 

Denver's pocketgov brings municipal government closer to residents, saves money and reduces wait times for those whose issues require a call to the municipality.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Apr 27, 2015

#NewUrbanPractice: May 1 Twitter Chat on Harnessing Data and Technology to Impr… 

On May 1, join a Twitter Chat to explore ways to leverage data and technology as part of a #NewUrbanPractice geared toward getting dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 15, 2015

Announcing Our #NewUrbanPractice Report: Living Cities’ Perspective in 2014  

In 2014, we took a different approach to our annual report--asking other leaders at the cutting edge of social change efforts to share what they think are the most promising solutions that have the p…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 20, 2015

Assessing Civic Tech: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information recommended by Living Cities staff that you won't want to miss!

U.S. GAO

Federal Agencies' Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and … 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 4, 2015

How Can Millennials Help to Build a 21st Century Social Change Movement? 

How millennials, as the most diverse generation in US history and the generation that came up in the internet age, are uniquely positioned to harness technology to work for social change.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 20, 2015

#BensTake: The Promise and Pitfalls of Tech Entrepreneurs and Philanthropy 

Is philanthropy’s ascendant class of tech entrepreneurs a timely boon for the field? It’s complicated.

Blog Post Nigel Jacob on Feb 19, 2015

Making City Hall Leaner 

Urban-Technologist-in-Residence, Nigel Jacob, suggests that local governments use Lean (or Agile) methodologies to create services that their residents actually want to use.

Person Code for America

Christopher Whitaker 

Christopher Whitaker serves as the Brigade Program Manager for Code for America.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 11, 2015

#BensTake: Are We Finally On The Road to a New Urban Practice That Insures High… 

Fast, reliable, and most importantly, affordable, broadband service and infrastructure is a critical platform for individual and community prosperity.

Blog Post Denise Linn on Feb 2, 2015

Harnessing the Potential of the Gigabit City 

Five major themes from the 2015 Gigabit City Summit, which asked "How can gigabit connectivity drive regional economic development?"

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Oct 31, 2014

Eight Exciting Innovations in Cities 

A few examples of innovative ways that cities across the United States are striving to improve the lives of their residents.

Blog Post Alex Meis on Oct 9, 2014

Closing the Achievement Gap with Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

We, as education leaders, from policymakers to entrepreneurs, are failing a striking number our nation’s students.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 26, 2014

An Urgent Warning about Impact: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

Here at Living Cities, we’re always busy keeping up with the social change field. On Fridays, our staff will share their favorite #goodreads from the past week:

Blog Post Tamir Novotny on Aug 30, 2014

Is it Time to Open-Source Predictive Policing? 

Predictive policing-- the use of sophisticated data analytics to prevent criminal activity – is gaining traction in cities across the country.

Blog Post Jake Auchincloss on Jul 22, 2014

Social Physics As A Public Utility 

This piece is cross posted from the Data-Smart City Solutions blog hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

Blog Post Ron Littlefield on Jul 9, 2014

Innovation Profiles: Louisville and Albuquerque 

Albuquerque and Louisville are both committed to using an enhanced spirit of innovation to aid the whole community – with a special emphasis on those with the greatest need.

Blog Post on Jul 3, 2014

Innovation Needed to Finally Win War on Poverty 

The City Accelerator offers an opportunity for new thinking that could not come at a better time. Six cities – Albuquerque, Denver, Louisville, Nashville, Philadelphia and San Jose – have stepped up…