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.

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.

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 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.

Model D

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

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.

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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 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.

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

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

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?

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.

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Fitchburg's Re-Imagine North of Main Initiative takes a holistic approa… 

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.

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.