Resource on Dec 6, 2019

Radical Collaboration for Black Wealth Creation 

Resource on Jun 21, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

The seeds of a dynamic black future already exist within the minds of those among us—as long as, together, we are willing to step forward and author it.

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

Resource on Jun 8, 2016

Pay for Success in the U.S. 

This chart presents parties, financing, evaluation, time-frame and expected impact for Pay for Success transactions that have been implemented in the United States so far.

Resource on Nov 30, 2015

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series: Final Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series was the second Pilot Project we launched in an early 2015 effort to test our hypotheses about what makes for effective and impactful social change communications.

Resource on Aug 21, 2015

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2013-June 2014 

As of June 30, 2014, the Fund had commitments of $34.6 million from ten investors. Since inception, our total cumulative lending of $40.2 million has sparked initiatives with total funding of over $825 million.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

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 Aug 6, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2012-June 2013 

The Living Cities Catalyst Fund is a domestic impact investment vehicle that deploys concessionary, flexible debt to improve the lives of low income people and the communities where they live. This report provides an overview of investments and impa…

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 Nov 12, 2013

Smart Subsidy in Community Development 

This paper is a practitioner’s reflection on subsidy, particularly as it relates to place-based real estate development and financing.

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 …

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 Apr 5, 2013

Expanding Food Access While Maximizing Social & Economic Impact 

This presentation from our webinar in partnership with UpLift Solutions explores sustainable innovative supermarkets as a solution to the 'grocer's gap'.

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 5, 2013

From Grants to Groundbreaking: Unlocking Impact Investments 

This Issue Brief explores the potential for greater coordination between impact investments and grants, with a focus on how grants may be structured to attract investment capital.

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.