Blog Post Anne Price & Kien Lee on Mar 21, 2017

Racial Equity Here - Lessons from the Field  

Four lessons from our Racial Equity Here cohort on how to embed a racial equity lens in local government.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Jan 19, 2017

Video: How to Use Data to Drive Results 

This video shares lessons learned on data access and privacy, sourcing and policy.

Blog Post Matt Baer on Jan 4, 2017

Mayors and Schools: Accountability Without Authority 

Lessons on school governance from a year-long tour of U.S. cities.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Nov 28, 2016

Realizing the Innovation Dividend 

What makes a high-performing city government?

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Nov 17, 2016

#BensTake: Reflections on the 2016 Election 

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.

Blog Post Kathryn Pettit & Christopher Whitaker on Nov 1, 2016

The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are 

Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: To Invest Or Not To Invest? 

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…

Blog Post Nick Turner & Scarlet Neath on Oct 13, 2016

Remarkable Progress in Juvenile Justice Reform, but Not for All Kids 

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…

Blog Post Frank Mirabal on Sep 29, 2016

Building a Platform Instead of a Wall 

Learn how Albuquerque is working to support immigrant entrepreneurs through the City Accelerator.

Blog Post Rip Rapson on Sep 21, 2016

Philanthropy Must Increasingly Become Comfortable in Engaging the Changes and A… 

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 …

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.

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.

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?

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 A. Williams III 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.

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.