We talked to Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons learned from past regional efforts in the US.
As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…
Lessons and resources from Albuquerque around sustaining cross-sector work through a mayoral transition.
How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?
on Dec 5, 2018
After 20 Years, Three Regions Confront Their Divisions
Collective reflections on the efforts of three leaders to achieve inclusive growth and adopt a racial equity framework
Five key elements that must be central to any efforts to build inclusive economies.
I challenge collective impact teams working in service of better results for people, especially people who have been marginalized for generations, to consider this formula as a frame to guide their w…
We have heard about the social determinants of health, but how do social indicators impact an ecosystem’s ability to provide economic security?
Consider these five tips on being intentional when using data to improve outcomes.
Burnout is all too common in organizations working for social change. How can the social sector put self-care into practice?
Women face unique barriers to achieving economic security. We must erode these if we hope to achieve greater equity for low-income people in U.S. cities.
Many of the Living Cities staff have decided to participate in the #ADayWithoutAWoman General Strike tomorrow—here’s why.
In this second post of a two-part series on cross-sector partnerships, we examine trends at different stages of cross-sector partnership development, and what they might mean for your work.
In this first post of a two-part series, we present the trends that emerged from our Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment tool, based on our analysis of over 750 responses from partnerships in the fie…
Five ways to make capitalism more inclusive and create opportunity for all.
Racial segregation restricts access to such health-promoting resources as stable housing, healthy food choices, quality schools, job opportunities, and safe streets and parks. In fact, racism itself …
Living Cities unveils our 25 Disruptive Leaders list, recognizing remarkable individuals who are shaking up the status quo and creating new approaches to address our nation’s most stubborn challenges…
On our 25th Anniversary, Living Cities will host a Virtual Event to honor the good work done over the past quarter century, reflect back on the progress that has been made, and most importantly, look…
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.
Despite the current tone of our national electoral politics, we are seeing more and more cities, institutions and individuals explicitly committing to advancing and achieving racial equity. The essay…
The fifth step to using data for collective impact is committing to action to change behavior. These resources will help you move your partners to action.