Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Lawrence Working Families Initiative Addresses Unemployment 

Resource on Oct 16, 2014

Lessons for Helping Formerly Incarcerated Americans Access Quality Jobs  

Leading practitioners respond to 7 key questions about helping Americans with criminal records re-enter the workforce and access good jobs. This resource shares lessons learned from leaders across the country.

Resource on Sep 25, 2014

Lessons on Integrating Immigrant Workers into the Economy 

Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.

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 Apr 2, 2014

Non-Skill Employment Barriers Webinar 

On March 26th, Living Cities hosted a webinar exploring the non-skill barriers to employment faced by formerly incarcerated individuals.

Resource on Dec 9, 2013

The Itasca Project: Insights From solving Problems Through Cross-Sector Partnerships 

This case study of The Itasca Project is part of a body of research that explores what makes a cross-sector partnerships successful.

Resource on Oct 15, 2013

Partners for a Competitive Workforce: Insights from Solving Problems Through Cross Sector… 

Greater Cincinnati’s [Partners for a Competitive Workforce]( is a fascinating and ambitious cross-sector partnership focused on meeting employer demand by growing the skills of the current and future workforce. T…

Resource on Oct 2, 2013

Harnessing the Economic Power of Anchor Institutions: Lessons Learned through Living Citi… 

Over the past three years, Living Cities has been testing the hypothesis that anchor institutions can play a significant role in creating economic opportunity in cities. This report highlights key lessons and questions from that work.

Resource on Jul 11, 2013

Webinar: How to Create Good, Local Jobs by Scaling Business Enterprises 

Living Cities' webinar will discuss how Inner City Advisors' is forging a new path for economic growth, proving that racial, gender and economic inclusion foster stronger economies.

Resource on Jun 17, 2013

State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting US Cities 

Identifying solutions to complex problems will require us to let go of the old ways of working, in favor of more adaptive strategies. This report overviews 5 Trends and what they mean for our cities future.

Resource on May 21, 2013

McKinsey & Co. and Living Cities Research on Trends in US Cities 

This report with McKinsey & Co and Living Cities covers five major trends that are affecting US cities and identifies how cities are responding to these trends

Resource on Feb 19, 2013

Summary of Anchor Institutions Design Lab: Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies for Har… 

This report examines how anchor institutions can realize their full potential in terms of generating economic activity and opening up opportunity for low income people.

Resource on Feb 14, 2013

Advancing Anchor Procurement Strategies: Early Findings and Next Steps for the Field 

Through their hiring, purchasing and other activities, anchors generate billions of dollars in economic activity with the potential to benefit low-income people directly. In order to achieve population-level results, anchors must be part of a broade…

Resource on Feb 11, 2013

The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth 

This paper discusses a strategy in Cleveland, Ohio to address economic challenges by leveraging the power of anchor institutions to generate local wealth, economic opportunity and jobs.

Resource on Mar 16, 2012

Harnessing the Full Economic Impact of Anchor Institutions: Framework  

This paper provides a framework for Living Cities Anchor Institutions Design Lab that was designed to advance the potential of anchor institutions to catalyze economic activity to benefit low-income people.

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 15, 2011

The Integration Initiative: Cleveland Profile 

From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported The Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative in Cleveland, OH as part of The Integration Initiative. Read a profile of the work in Cleveland.

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…