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 …
R.T. Rybak reflects on his work in Minneapolis, first as mayor and later as head of a collective impact table focusing on youth.
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.
Why being equipt matters for America's cities.
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.
Here's how i-teams learned from failure and repositioned themselves for long-term success.
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.
The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.
How can cities use prototyping to create better products and services?
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.