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by Jill Nishi on Nov 30, 2016

Opening the Bridge to Opportunity through Education 

Our work to date has taught us the imperative of deep and deliberate engagement with educators—particularly teachers—but also parents and communities, as full partners in achieving our shared goals of a dramatically improved education system.

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by Michael Kodransky & Gabriel Lewenstein on Dec 8, 2014

Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Shared-mobility programs like bike-share and car-share have significant potential to benefit low-income users, yet often do not reach that population.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 14, 2017

#BensTake: Three Truths that will Spark Urgency in the Post-Truth Environment 

There’s much work to be done to rebuild a dynamic economy that creates equitable opportunities for all Americans. To do so, we first need an understanding of the challenges that’s grounded in truth a…

Blog Post Patrick McCarthy on Nov 30, 2016

Connecting Our Youths to Our Collective Future 

To ensure that all young people become productive adults, we need to actively seek out, identify and confront policies and behaviors that – intentionally or not – sideline youth of color from pathway…

Blog Post Jill Nishi on Nov 30, 2016

Opening the Bridge to Opportunity through Education 

Our work to date has taught us the imperative of deep and deliberate engagement with educators—particularly teachers—but also parents and communities, as full partners in achieving our shared goals o…

Resource on Dec 8, 2014

Case Studies: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Apr 7, 2016

Using Public Land to Create Equitable Communities: Policy Best Practices 

Enacting changes in policy that support affordable housing and eTOD are a powerful way that public agencies can effect social change in their jurisdictions.

Blog Post Wingham Rowan on Mar 22, 2016

A Fresh Perspective on the Future of Work 

A new era of work is here. Do we need a new employment model for low-income people?

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Innovations in Transportation: Transforming Access, Mobility and Delivery 

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Mar 17, 2016

Using Public Land to Create Equitable Communities: Financial Best Practices 

By financially supporting affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families near transit, public agencies can be key agents in developing strong projects for the benefit of the public good.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Mar 10, 2016

Using Public Land to Create Equitable Communities: Why Should Public Agencies I… 

Activating unused or underutilized public parcels with effective, equitable transit-oriented development strategies can create a myriad of benefits for communities (and public agencies).

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 9, 2016

Four Key Elements Are Needed to Remake Economic Development 

The new framework for economic development proposed by Brookings' Amy Liu should be taken as a vital call to action. Four elements, in particular, have proven to be crucial to building a future of sh…

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Transit Oriented Development 

Ensuring that all people along transit corridors, including low-income people, have the opportunity to affordably access jobs, housing, health clinics, childcare, and other essential services.

Blog Post Alyssa Campbell on Nov 18, 2015

What Living Cities Has Learned from Working with Multi-Site Cohorts 

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.

Resource on Oct 2, 2014

Executive Summary: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 2, 2015

Transportation Equity is On the Move: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities  

Our weekly round-up of reading recommendations focuses on equitable transit-oriented development. You won't want to miss these books and articles!

Blog Post Yonah Freemark on Aug 19, 2015

For Urban Living that Benefits All, Cities Need a Comprehensive Strategy 

As Chicago grows around its transit systems, the city is working to ensure that development can expand equity of access rather than contract it.

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Wingham Rowan 

Wingham Rowan is Director of the “Beyond Jobs” project in London, UK.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 18, 2015

#BensTake: How to Build a New Type of Urban Practice: Analyzing NLC’s Economic … 

Findings from the National League of Cities' 2015 Local Economic Conditions report highlight three opportunity areas where we can focus our attention to get dramatically better results for low-income…

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

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

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Aug 7, 2015

The Shared Economy, Disaggregated Data And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities … 

Our diverse portfolio gives us a unique vantage point to identify trends and accelerate the uptake of promising practices in the field. This week’s reading recommendations explore a few of these tren…

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 7, 2015

The Data Divide: Why We Need a Place to Aggregate Research and Data 

*This is the last in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.*

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 6, 2015

The Data Divide: What to do When Valuable Information is Held in People, Not Da… 

**This is the third in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.**

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 5, 2015

The Data Divide: What We Want and What We Can Get  

*This is the second in a series of four posts about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-income people to the jobs and amenities they need.