The public sector played a key role in the development of Boston’s Innovation District. What can be learned from its cross-sector and entrepreneurial approach?
This holiday season, our staff express their thanks for our members and partners who have contributed to the hard work of building a new urban practice.
One intern shares Living Cities key lessons' from our seven year history of building, managing and convening multi-site cohorts across our portfolio.
How can multi-site cohorts build relationships and trust, and facilitate shared learning? One intern shares four lessons from Living Cities seven year history of working with cohorts across cities an…
Like weddings, most cross-sector partnerships have greater potential for success when they are well-organized. With wedding planning in mind, we've identified four questions you and your partners sh…
Cross-sector partnerships get stuck in not one, but THREE common places that stifle their effectiveness and success.
After a year of planning, we are proud to announce an expansion of The Integration Initiative and share three things we learned along the way.
During our upcoming Learning Community, partnerships in the Integration Initiative will leverage local data to drive decisions. Two New York Times articles set the stage for that conversation.
Three quotes from the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation convening helped bring some of today’s biggest challenges into clearer focus for our CEO, Ben Hecht. Now, he highlights important sol…
Our "new" website celebrated its first birthday in September! For #ThrowbackThursday, take a look at what we were thinking when we launched this "hub" for open-sourcing social change last year.
With football season starting, Ty Boyea-Robinson decided to use her fantasy football skills to create a Manifesto that will build successful relationship between collective impact funders and grantee…
Our weekly round-up of reading recommendations focuses on articles that illustrate what we believe are the core elements of a new urban practice.
A new poll finds that Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are optimistic about their future prospects and ability to achieve The American Dream. Our CEO, Ben Hecht, wants to take that optimism and turn it i…
A Weekly Round-up of articles, videos, reports and other information that you won't want to miss.
Living Cities is hitting the road with former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to learn about the complex relationships between mayors and urban school systems.
When you think of outcomes as mile-markers on your journey to a shared result, you can better design solutions that get dramatically better results, system wide.
Living Cities' staff reflect on the riots that shook Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death and, more broadly, on the series of recent events that have put America’s racial divide front and center in t…
Effective collective impact must start with a clear, common purpose developed through an open process that brings around the table all of the players necessary for true impact and results.
Living Cities wants to share our experiences and lessons at South-by-Southwest Interactive 2016. Your vote will determine if our session gets selected.
This weekly round-up of 'must-read' articles showcases a variety of perspectives on and approaches to social change work with people at their core.
Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities can use to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and the community as a whole.
A look at how our members and partners in the field are blending and applying three strategies that we believe are core to achieving dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.
What does it take to sustain change that gets dramatically better results for low-income people? Living Cities CEO reacts to an op-ed by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor, Antanas Mockus.
These #GoodReads got us thinking about whether or not we do enough to learn from the past.