Five cities are building their understanding of structural and systemic inequality, in order to deepen their ability to address small business growth with a racial equity lens so all communities can …
Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.
Washington, D.C.'s innovative Office of Public-Private Partnerships offers a good case study in to assess whether a P3 makes sense for a particular city project.
With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.
Public-private partnerships aren't free money. But they can be used to improve performance.
Resilience, infrastructure, and equity go hand-in-hand.
Making procurement more equitable can be challenging. See what four cities are doing to increase contracts and participation with businesses owned by people of color.
New City Accelerator initiative looks to drive inclusive economic opportunity through procurement
Eight cities created pitches for a new City Accelerator on procurement and economic opportunity. View them before final cities are selected!
Learn how Albuquerque is working to support immigrant entrepreneurs through the City Accelerator.
The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.
How can innovators in city government work to transition-proof their initiatives?
How can cities get better at making the case for infrastructure?
These four cities are joining forces in the new City Accelerator on infrastructure.
Story Maps are becoming an increasingly important tool for cities to engage and inspire audiences, just as GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool for cities to understand and address the chal…
In the City Accelerator's new Cohort III, cities will disrupt old ways of planning, prioritizing and budgeting for infrastructure projects.
A municipal innovation movement is gaining steam across the U.S. From the work of our City Accelerator's first cohort, Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht, outlines three trends that he sees as critical to …
How can thinking from the design world help cities improve the way that residents experience and interact with government?
How can multi-site cohorts build relationships and trust, and facilitate shared learning? One intern shares four lessons from Living Cities seven year history of working with cohorts across cities an…
As "cohorts" become an integral part of Living Cities work, one summer intern interviewed staff to surface key themes and lessons from across Living Cities' different initiatives.
At the end of October, leaders from five cities convened in Baltimore with representatives from Living Cities, the Citi Foundation and Governing to share learnings from their respective City Accelera…
Our CEO Ben Hecht asks what it will take to effectively engage people and communities in order to dramatically improve results for low-income people, especially people of color, faster.
Upcoming elections will test the sustainability of mayors’ innovation initiatives.
In January 2015, we packaged our early lessons from the first City Accelerator Cohort into a Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government, and learned "what works" about sharing knowledge in r…