Community engagement is central to cities’ racial equity strategies. It's also where cities need a lot of support.
Frank Mirabal of the Albuquerque Mayor's Office writes about local government contracting, and why Albuquerque is working to keep more money in the city.
Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.
Washington, D.C.'s innovative Office of Public-Private Partnerships offers a good case study in to assess whether a P3 makes sense for a particular city project.
With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.
Public-private partnerships aren't free money. But they can be used to improve performance.
Take this year's Equipt to Innovate survey to see where your city stands on these 7 elements of good governance.
3 key lessons help chart a path forward for anyone wanting to support the next phase of the municipal innovation movement.
Today, municipal innovation is a movement that has taken hold in cities across the country. But our work isn't over.
Making procurement more equitable can be challenging. See what four cities are doing to increase contracts and participation with businesses owned by people of color.
What we can learn from Antanas Mockus’ first term as Mayor of Bogotá about the importance of resident leadership and trust in local government for delivering better results to urban populations.
New City Accelerator initiative looks to drive inclusive economic opportunity through procurement
By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities continue to emerge as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.
Eight cities created pitches for a new City Accelerator on procurement and economic opportunity. View them before final cities are selected!
Four lessons from our Racial Equity Here cohort on how to embed a racial equity lens in local government.
This video shares lessons learned on data access and privacy, sourcing and policy.
Lessons on school governance from a year-long tour of U.S. cities.
What makes a high-performing city government?
Living Cities' CEO offers questions and initial reflections on what the election means for low-income people in America’s cities, and what it means for our work.
Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.
The Pay for Success field continues to gain traction. Our new blog series will walk you through how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in, in the hopes that ot…
The current national conversation on criminal justice reform opens up an opportunity to turn the tide on mass incarceration and improve economic outcomes for low-income Americans, especially those of…
Learn how Albuquerque is working to support immigrant entrepreneurs through the City Accelerator.
Philanthropy has acted boldly in Detroit to re-imagine the city’s future, and has contributed to a larger conversation in cities across the nation about how we can collectively confront and overcome …