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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 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…

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…

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 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,…

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Safety and Justice Challenge 

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.

Blog Post Louise Carter & Elaine Albertson on Jan 18, 2018

Leveraging Data to Address Community Needs in King County 

A longtime data intermediary in the Seattle area reflects on opportunities to partner with tech and leverage data for big-picture change.

Blog Post Thomas Houston on Jan 16, 2018

Reflections on the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Living Cities staff members share reflections on the power and relevance of his messages today.

Person Governing Institute

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 Ben Hecht on Nov 15, 2017

#BensTake: 5 Elements for Creating Inclusive Economies 

Five key elements that must be central to any efforts to build inclusive economies.

Resource on Nov 22, 2017

#Goodreads: Resources on Racial Equity 

What we're reading, listening to, and watching to advance our understanding of racial equity and inclusion.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Nov 7, 2017

#GoodReads: Blogs We're Reading on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Aug 16, 2017

#GoodReads: Books We're Reading on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 25, 2017

#GoodReads: Documentaries We're Watching on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 17, 2017

#GoodReads: Podcasts We're Listening to on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Resource on Jul 14, 2017

Voicing Race: Racial Equity Here [PODCAST] 

In the second episode of our Voicing Race podcast, Living Cities speaks with mayors and city staff participating in the Racial Equity Here initiative, on their efforts to combat structural and institutional racism.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 27, 2017

#BensTake: Cultural Competency and Entrepreneurship 

Persistent inequities in funding decisions disproportionately bar women and people of color from launching start-ups. But these entrepreneurs are key both for solving problems in their own communitie…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Jun 20, 2017

The Social Determinants of Economic Security 

We have heard about the social determinants of health, but how do social indicators impact an ecosystem’s ability to provide economic security?

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 27, 2017

#BensTake: Unraveling the Homeownership Divide  

We know that owning a home creates wealth. And we know how to make homeownership a reality for millions more people. It's time to scale up what's working in order to close the staggering racial wealt…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 11, 2017

#BensTake: Homeownership as a Key Driver of Wealth 

The wealth-building tool of homeownership must be accessible to more people if we hope to increase the financial security of low-income families and close the staggering racial wealth gap.