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…

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?

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

Blog Post Craig Adelman & Devin Culbertson on Aug 4, 2015

The Data Divide: How to Navigate Big Data for Equitable Transit Oriented Develo… 

The first in a series of four posts from The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) about how to navigate the realm of data, big and small, to connect low-in…

Blog Post Susan Shaheen & Matt Christensen on Jul 16, 2015

Five Steps for Growing Accessible and Inclusive Transportation Systems  

Five concrete steps for planners and city leaders to build transportation systems that are inclusive and equitable.

Blog Post Susan Shaheen & Matt Christensen on Jul 15, 2015

No Silver Bullet for Creating More Accessible Transportation Networks 

We share insights about the role of data, policy, and funding in expanding shared mobility services to low-income communities and communities of color.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 21, 2015

#BensTake: Land Use, Housing and the Need for a New Paradigm 

Clearly, a new and very different paradigm for land use has to be a part of any city’s approach to addressing housing affordability. What’s really keeping that from happening and what can we do about…

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Dec 8, 2014

How Can Shared Mobility Help Connect Low-Income People to Opportunity? 

Living Cities recently commissioned research to understand how shared mobility programs like bike-share can offer low-income residents greater mobility and access to opportunity.

Blog Post Brad Whitehead on Nov 12, 2014

The Geography of Growth 

As job growth continues to take place further and further from core cities, we need to better leverage public investment to connect low-income communities to opportunity. Read about the transformatio…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Oct 24, 2014

The Culture of Collective Impact: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

A weekly roundup of articles and information that the Living Cities staff don’t think you should miss!

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 10, 2014

From Transit to Access: Three essentials for rethinking how cities connect thei…