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by Juan Sebastian Arias on Nov 25, 2014

Food for Thought (and Opportunity) 

We're expanding our focus to look more broadly at how we can transform the entire food system to increase economic opportunity for millions of Americans.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 20, 2017

Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape 

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.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Nov 25, 2014

Food for Thought (and Opportunity) 

We're expanding our focus to look more broadly at how we can transform the entire food system to increase economic opportunity for millions of Americans.

Blog Post Kurt Sommer on Nov 24, 2014

Anchoring Job Creation in Baltimore 

Local purchasing strategies can be a catalytic force for employment in Baltimore - and are one of many ingredients in a recipe for economic development.

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Oct 2, 2013

Harnessing the Economic Power of Anchors: Lessons from Three Years of Investmen… 

For the past three years, Living Cities has been testing the hypothesis that local “anchor” institutions like universities and hospitals can contribute meaningfully to the creation of economic opport…

Blog Post Arthur Burris on Feb 14, 2013

Anchor Procurement as a Lever for Economic Opportunity: Challenges and Opportun… 

What we have learned about the potential of anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, to create opportunities for low-income people.

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A Short Guide to Impact Investing 

Blog Post Tracey Ross on Feb 11, 2013

The Anchor Mission: Lessons Learned from Cleveland’s University Hospitals 

Learn more about Cleveland's University Hospitals’ (UH) path breaking strategy to generate local wealth, economic opportunity, and jobs for residents.

Blog Post Arthur Burris & Tamir Novotny on Mar 26, 2012

Takeaways from Living Cities’ Anchor Institutions Design Lab 

Harnessing the economic impact of anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities.

Blog Post Arthur Burris on Mar 16, 2012

Driving Economic Impact Through Alignment With Regional Systems 

How can we maximize the potential of anchor institutions -- 'eds and meds' -- to drive economic growth and opportunity in our cities and metropolitan regions?

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Workforce 

Preparing Americans, especially low-income Americans, for quality 21st century jobs.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 20, 2012

Anchored in Place: Creating a Framework for Growth 

Today, the largest economic force in many of America’s largest cities is a university or hospital. Despite this reality, few, if any, regional economic development strategies are built around these s…

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 9, 2012

Seeds of Hope in Detroit 

The strength of the collaboration to re-imagine and reinvent Detroit is encouraging.

Blog Post Alison Gold on Jan 9, 2012

Emerging Practices: Ideas from Cleveland & Detroit on Leveraging Anchor Institu… 

For anchors to achieve their unrealized potential as regional economic drivers, they have to develop new ways to work together and with other stakeholders.

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Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

Blog Post Alison Gold on Jan 9, 2012

Anchors, Subsidies, Frameworks and Leadership: : Highlights from the Second Liv… 

Highlights from the second Living Cities Integration Initiative Learning Community.

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…