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on Dec 5, 2018

After 20 Years, Three Regions Confront Their Divisions 

Collective reflections on the efforts of three leaders to achieve inclusive growth and adopt a racial equity framework

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by Shannon Jordy & Hafizah Omar on Sep 11, 2017

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color [INFOGRAPHIC] 

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Blog Post Julie Bosland on Jun 13, 2019

Lessons Learned from Regional Inclusive Economic Growth 

We talked to Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons learned from past regional efforts in the US.

Blog Post Ayana Crichton on Jun 13, 2019

Reflections on Leading Racial Equity Work in Collective Impact 

Blog Post Ayana Crichton & Annette Bourne on Jun 6, 2019

Building OneCranston through Collective Impact 

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…

Resource on May 13, 2019

Racial Equity Here Learning Report: Lessons from 5 Cities Operationalizing Racial Equity 

This learning report highlights lessons learned from the work of five cities operationalizing racial equity, including Albuquerque, Austin, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Philadelphia.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on May 30, 2019

Finding the Roots of Our Histories Towards Collective Liberation 

This blog is part of a series of blogs highlighting Living Cities staff's various cultures in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

Blog Post Crystal Li & JaNay Queen Nazaire on May 24, 2019

Bringing Our Results Framework to Life: Building a Data Culture 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Safety and Justice Challenge 

Blog Post Crystal Li on May 17, 2019

The Little-Known History of Chinese Restaurants 

For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, I wanted to share a portion of my culture’s history. We need to be able to support each other to lift up our voices and share how our struggles are rooted i…

Blog Post Robin Brule & Shanee Helfer on May 8, 2019

Navigating Collective Impact through a Mayoral Transition 

Lessons and resources from Albuquerque around sustaining cross-sector work through a mayoral transition.

Blog Post Kien Lee on Apr 3, 2019

Key Recommendations for Funders, Evaluators, and Technical Assistance Providers… 

We are lifting up lessons we’ve learned from our Racial Equity Here cohort, five cities working to operationalize racial equity in local governments. In this blog post, Kien Lee, our evaluator outlin…

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Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Crystal Li on Mar 22, 2019

Getting Real About Results 

How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?

Resource on Mar 5, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: The Racial Equity Here Evaluation 

This evaluation of our Racial Equity Here initiative offers recommendations for other cities interested in applying a racial equity lens to their policies and operations.

Blog Post Kien Lee on Mar 12, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: Community Engagement  

Community engagement is central to cities’ racial equity strategies. It's also where cities need a lot of support.

Blog Post Julienne Kaleta & Joanna Carrasco on Feb 15, 2019

Flipping the Script: A Moral and Economic Case for Narrative Change 

Narratives widely held by Americans perpetuate harmful beliefs about why inequities exist, and what we can or should do about them. Harmful narratives are important to tackle now more than ever, in p…

Blog Post Anastasia Tomkin on Sep 6, 2018

The Power of Undoing Racism  

Blog Post Ashleigh Gardere & Lynnette White-Colin on Aug 1, 2018

300 Years in the Making: Racial Equity, Entrepreneurship and Capital Innovation… 

In the first of a three-part series from cohort members, New Orleans discusses its rich history of entrepreneurship among people of color, and the gaps and biases inherent in its entrepreneurial ecos…

Resource on Mar 15, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Frequently Asked Questions 

What does it mean to operationalize racial equity in organizations? How does that change our day-to-day work? Why is it important to do internal racial equity work?

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Ben Hecht on Jun 27, 2018

Realizing the Potential of Data, Tech and Local Government Collaboration 

Today we're launching a suite of resources based on the lessons of the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative, for other communities looking to harness the potential of this type of cross-sector collabora…

Blog Post on Jun 19, 2018

Government, Civic And Business Leaders Launch "Racial Equity Here" Commitment T… 

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot & Nadia Owusu on Mar 20, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting … 

Are you looking to embed racial equity and inclusion into the work of your organization? These are some of the resources and contacts we have shared with folks who have asked about steps we’ve taken,…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 5, 2018

#BensTake: What Can We Learn from Amazon HQ2? 

Amazon could leverage its new headquarters to promote inclusive growth. But if the company won't, then cities in the running should put equity at the center.