Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Sep 16, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Holding the Agenda, Together 

R.T. Rybak reflects on his work in Minneapolis, first as mayor and later as head of a collective impact table focusing on youth.

Blog Post Mark Funkhouser on Sep 15, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday - Reducing Economic Inequality: It's About Wealth, Not Jobs 

Increasing family wealth is a much better public policy goal than the standard economic development mantra of "jobs, jobs, jobs." And effective strategies won't come from Washington.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Sep 14, 2016

Realizing the Innovation Dividend 

Why being equipt matters for America's cities.

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Blog Post Andrew Maxwell on Aug 16, 2016

Bold Thinking in Syracuse: i-teams Profile 

We spoke with Andrew Maxwell, Director of the i-team in Syracuse, New York, about his team's efforts to improve City infrastructure over the past year.

Blog Post Owen Stone on Jul 29, 2016

How i-teams Get it Right When They Get it Wrong 

Here's how i-teams learned from failure and repositioned themselves for long-term success.

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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom 

Blog Post Jeff Carter on Jul 27, 2016

Fighting Blight in Mobile: i-teams Profile 

We sat down with Jeff Carter, Director of the i-team in Mobile, Alabama, to discuss their efforts to combat community blight over the past year.

Blog Post Ed Blayney on Jul 19, 2016

Using #CivicTech to Stop Fires in Vacant Properties 

The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.

Blog Post Sarah Auslander on Jul 15, 2016

Q&A: Prototyping in Local Government 

How can cities use prototyping to create better products and services?

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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 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.

Resource on Jun 15, 2016

Equipt to Innovate Field Guide 

What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 7, 2016

The i-teams in Memphis: Looking Back 

We look back on a convening of practitioners on the cutting edge of local government innovation.

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 R.T. Rybak on Jun 7, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Kansas City Charisma 

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak takes the Mayors and Schools Field Trip to Kansas City.

Blog Post Christopher Whitaker on Jun 6, 2016

Tech is Hard, Governing is Harder. Lend a Hand. 

Learn how civic hackathons are leading to breakthrough innovations.

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Chelsea Thrives Initiative Seeks to Tackle Public Safety 

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jun 1, 2016

Humans of i-team Cities, Part 1 

The i-teams aim to impact the lives of real people. Here are some of their stories.

Blog Post Needham Hurst & Elizabeth Reynoso on May 31, 2016

How Cities are Rethinking Summer Jobs 

Cities are using new approaches and partnerships to maximize the impact of summer jobs programs.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on May 25, 2016

Announcing Racial Equity Here 

Living Cities is launching Racial Equity Here, a new initiative that will support five U.S. cities committed to improving racial equity and advancing opportunity for all.

Blog Post Kirsten Wysen & Patty Hayes on May 24, 2016

Why is the Health Department Here? 

Public health departments are getting more involved in cross-sector partnerships—here are seven ways public health professionals can help your work.