Resource on Oct 2, 2014

Executive Summary: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Apr 8, 2014

Case Studies: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

The following case studies highlight a number predevelopment pitfalls faced in Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) projects. These case-studies are part of a larger report on bringing Equitable TOD projects to fruition.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

Executive Summary: Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

Living Cities commissioned William Fleissig of Communitas Development and Ian Carlton of ICRC to help determine how equitable TOD stakeholders can avoid or overcome the complications that emerge during the predevelopment phase.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

Steps to Avoid Stalled Equitable TOD Projects 

We commissioned William Fleissig of Communitas Development and Ian Carlton of ICRC to write a paper for stakeholders involved in making the critical decisions that drive equitable transit-oriented development to learn from what has worked - and not …

Resource on Jun 7, 2013

Webinar Recording: New Public Sector Structures for 21st-Century Cities -- The Example of… 

This webinar describes how the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has broken down structural barriers to collaboration at the federal and local levels, helping to align significant federal dollars towards sustainable development approaches and …

Resource on Apr 11, 2013

Can Federal Efforts Advance Federal and Local De-Siloing? 

This paper is our strategic assessment of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and its impact in helping to break down silos, commissioned by Living Cities and conducted by the Urban Institute.

Resource on Apr 10, 2013

Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development 

Key lessons on financing equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) in four regions - Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Resource on Dec 4, 2012

The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places: A Research Agenda and Framework 

This document outlines our research agenda and framework for illuminating the political, social, cultural, and financial elements that create capacity for the effective deployment of investment capital in under-served communities.

Resource on Apr 21, 2011

Living Cities Building Retrofit Grants 

This document profiles 10 cities--Living Cities grantees-- working to create building energy retrofit systems at scale.

Resource on Apr 21, 2011

Sustainable Communities Boot Camp: Highlights 

Key highlights from the 2011 Sustainable Communities Boot Camp, “From Transaction to Transformation," covering key findings and potential future directions for sustainable community development.

Resource on Apr 15, 2011

The Integration Initiative: Minneapolis-St.Paul Profile  

Living Cities supports The Partnership for Regional Opportunity in Minneapolis-St.Paul as part of The Integration Initiative. This profile offers an early overview of the Minneapolis-St.Paul initiative.

Resource on Apr 14, 2011

Sustainable Communities Boot Camp Resource Guide 

Our Resource Guide for Local Leaders showcases initiatives across the country whose promising practices reflect the components of the sustainable regional development framework, developed through the work of the Sustainable Communities Partnership a…

Resource on Apr 7, 2011

Fostering Equitable and Sustainable Transit-Oriented Development 

What can be done to catalyze equitable and sustainable transit-oriented development (TOD)?

Resource on Apr 7, 2011

Green Cities Report 

This report is our effort to showcase and support the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. It is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from our survey of 40 of the count…