Blog Post Alyssa Campbell on Nov 19, 2015

Four Lessons on Relationships, Trust and Shared Learning in Cohorts  

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…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Nov 17, 2015

#BensTake: Three Things We Could Do to Bring Technology to Bear on Inequality  

To truly leverage the potential of technology to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, Philanthropy must drive solutions in more intentional ways.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 28, 2015

World Leaders Agree on Sustainable Development Goals: And other #GoodReads from… 

This week's round-up of reading recommendations highlights steps being taken improve the lives of low-income people -- from Pope Francis' call to address poverty and inequality, to efforts to accompl…

Blog Post Catherine Bracy & Sarah Rosen Wartell on Jun 10, 2015

Introducing the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative 

A new effort to harness the transformative power of data technology to improve the lives of low-income people.

Blog Post Steve Goldsmith on May 12, 2015

Why Benchmarking Matters for Open Data 

Cities who are serious about the move toward open data are learning how to benchmark themselves against others.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Mar 20, 2015

Assessing Civic Tech: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information recommended by Living Cities staff that you won't want to miss!

Blog Post Zac Townsend on Dec 4, 2012

Fairness in Civic Technology and City Services 

Any civic hacker or technologist should consider working with me and others to begin to directly address and improve city services.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 28, 2012

The Disruptive Power of Civic Tech 

The promise of civic tech lies in its potential to harness the disruptive power of the Internet and accelerate the pace of innovation.


Big Data 

Harnessing the unprecedented amount of data being created and trends in public sector data transparency to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people.

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Elizabeth Vargas 

Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.