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by Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 11, 2014

Learn from Three Years of Connecting People and Capital in Detroit 

Kresge's Benjamin Kennedy discusses The Integration Initiative in Detroit: the importance of integrating various cross-sector tables, blending grant and debt capital, as well as connecting to national thought networks.

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by David Wood & Robin Hacke on Aug 2, 2012

Putting Dollars to Work in the Community: 9 Things Local Government Can Do to Harness Private Capital for Public Good 

This paper outlines some key steps for public sector officials to consider towards creating conditions that attract private capital and ensure it it utilized effectively to build sustainable and equitable communities.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 6, 2015

Four Lessons from Three Years of Building a New Urban Practice in American Citi… 

Lessons from Living Cities' nine-city Integration Initiative that aims to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in America's cities.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 11, 2014

Learn from Three Years of Connecting People and Capital in Detroit 

Kresge's Benjamin Kennedy discusses The Integration Initiative in Detroit: the importance of integrating various cross-sector tables, blending grant and debt capital, as well as connecting to nationa…

Blog Post Robin Hacke on Apr 12, 2014

From Transaction to Transformation: The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places 

In many cities, the overall community investment ecosystem is not functioning well.

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.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on May 22, 2013

Announcing “The Network Effect: The Living Cities Perspective in 2012” 

We are thrilled to launch “ The Network Effect: The Living Cities Perspective in 2012.

Blog Post David Wood & Robin Hacke on Sep 10, 2012

Putting Dollars to Work in the Community 

Even in a time of scarce public sector resources, there are things that city leaders can do to help put capital to work in their communities.

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Letting the Dollars Land 

Blog Post Alison Gold on Mar 29, 2012

Integrating Program and Capital 

A Discussion with Living Cities’ Marian Urquilla and Robin Hacke about integrating program and Capital through The Integration Initiative.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 9, 2012

Top 5 Ideas & Insights from Living Cities 20th Anniversary 

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Living Cities marked its 20th anniversary by bringing together leaders from the public, private & philanthropic sectors and challenging them to think differently about …

Blog Post John Moon on Jan 9, 2012

In The Works: Understanding How Investments Get Made in Low-Income Communities.… 

It is clear that there are gaps in the delivery and finance systems required to revitalize low-income communities.

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Impact Investing 

Deploying capital with the intent of not only generating financial return, but also producing measurable social and environmental impacts.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

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

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John Moon 

ohn Moon is District Manager, Community Development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2012 and directs the strategic activities of the field team. He has extensive community development experience in the public and private sectors inc…

Resource on Oct 10, 2013

Expanding the Geographic Reach of Community Investment: The IFF Case Study 

This case study has emerged from a body of research on the capacity of places to effectively draw private investment to public purpose in low-income communities. Through the experience of IFF, it identifies lessons that may be useful for CDFIs when …