Blog Post Ben Hecht on May 20, 2016

Ben's Take: Vote No on Senate Bill 288 to Ensure Economic Opportunity for New O… 

A ‘no’ vote on Senate Bill 288, being considered by the House Committee on Transportation and Public Works in the Louisiana State Legislature, is important to Louisiana and the struggling citizens of…

Blog Post Owen Stone on May 10, 2016

How Innovation Teams Approach Stakeholder Management 

Key questions and insights from innovators on the cutting edge.

Blog Post Robert Roach & Wendy Sedlak on Apr 29, 2016

Surviving the Transition: How to Sustain an Initiative Beyond a Mayor’s Exit 

How can innovators in city government work to transition-proof their initiatives?

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Lawrence Working Families Initiative Addresses Unemployment 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 25, 2016

What I Learned from a Gathering of i-teams in Memphis 

Seventeen i-teams from around the United States and Israel came together in Memphis for two days to collectively grapple with the most pressing challenges facing cities around the world.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Apr 20, 2016

Mayors and Schools in the Nation's Capital 

The past three D.C. mayors have sustained a surprising commitment to school reform.

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The New Geographers: How Detroiters Are Mapping a Better Future for the City 

Blog Post Jen Mayer on Apr 15, 2016

Beyond the Numbers: Telling the Infrastructure Story 

How can cities get better at making the case for infrastructure?

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Sarah Welsh on Apr 13, 2016

Innovating in World Megacities: A Search for Stories 

What lessons can world megacities teach us about urban innovation?

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Kristen Scheyder on Apr 7, 2016

Introducing the City Accelerator's Third Cohort 

These four cities are joining forces in the new City Accelerator on infrastructure.

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Steve Goldsmith 

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Blog Post Wingham Rowan on Mar 22, 2016

A Fresh Perspective on the Future of Work 

A new era of work is here. Do we need a new employment model for low-income people?

Resource on Aug 13, 2015

The City Accelerator Guide Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government was the first in a series of three Pilot Projects launched in early 2015 to test Living Cities' hypotheses around open-sourcing social change.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 16, 2016

Our 2015 Annual Report: The #HereAndNow Toolbox 

Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.

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 Owen Stone on Mar 14, 2016

Cities, Personified 

How i-teams are putting the end-user at the center to find solutions to cities’ biggest problems.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Mar 8, 2016

Mayors and Schools in Boston: Why Get Involved? 

The Mayors and Schools Field Trip heads to Boston.

Resource on Jan 12, 2015

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government 

This guide gives local leaders a practical, action-oriented framework for breakthrough innovation.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 1, 2016

Meet 10 Cities in Massachusetts Aiming for Change  

An introduction to the ten Massachusetts cities that are working to change systems and improve the lives of low-income people through the design phase in the second round of the Working Cities Challe…

Blog Post Ben Hecht & Brandee McHale on Feb 23, 2016

Cities Build Up Innovation to Tackle Breakdown in Urban Infrastructure 

In the City Accelerator's new Cohort III, cities will disrupt old ways of planning, prioritizing and budgeting for infrastructure projects.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 26, 2016

#BensTake: Cities 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. Today: The promise of cities.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jan 19, 2016

On Martin Luther King Day, Racial Equity and Inclusion in Action 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this compilation of blogs will empower you to take action advancing racial equity and inclusion in your work.