With the launch of Cohort 2 of the City Accelerator, we have an opportunity to examine how cities work in terms of social interaction in a very unique and powerful way.
Urban-Technologist-in-Residence, Nigel Jacob, suggests that local governments use Lean (or Agile) methodologies to create services that their residents actually want to use.
Our Assistant Director of Strategic Communications and Storytelling introduces our work to measure what works and what doesn't in terms of Open Sourcing Social Change.
The selection of the first City Accelerator cohort surfaced four key tensions that our outstanding finalists, and many other cities, are struggling with in the work to make innovation course-of-busin…
A few examples of innovative ways that cities across the United States are striving to improve the lives of their residents.
The Accelerator cities will each adopt cutting-edge approaches to the practice of innovation and tackle a specific challenge facing low-income residents in their communities.
Nashville and San Jose’s vibrant claims to fame can camouflage the reality that many of their citizens are facing poverty, homelessness and income disparity.
To the casual observer, Philadelphia and Denver might appear to have little in common. But despite their differences, these two cities have similarities regarding how they are approaching their bigge…
Albuquerque and Louisville are both committed to using an enhanced spirit of innovation to aid the whole community – with a special emphasis on those with the greatest need.
on Jul 3, 2014
Innovation Needed to Finally Win War on Poverty
The City Accelerator offers an opportunity for new thinking that could not come at a better time. Six cities – Albuquerque, Denver, Louisville, Nashville, Philadelphia and San Jose – have stepped up…
What we've learned about adopting and spreading innovation from the selection phase for the first cohort of City Accelerator cities.
Living Cities’ Urban Technologist in Residence, Nigel Jacob, explains how cities can harness technology and innovation for good.
At the heart of our City Accelerator initiative is an attempt to standardize emerging state-of-the art practices growing out of the municipal innovation field.
Nigel Jacob of the City of Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics joins Living Cities as Urban Technologist in Residence.