Blog Post Andrew Maxwell on Aug 16, 2016

Bold Thinking in Syracuse: i-teams Profile 

We spoke with Andrew Maxwell, Director of the i-team in Syracuse, New York, about his team's efforts to improve City infrastructure over the past year.

Blog Post Owen Stone on Jul 29, 2016

How i-teams Get it Right When They Get it Wrong 

Here's how i-teams learned from failure and repositioned themselves for long-term success.

Blog Post Jeff Carter on Jul 27, 2016

Fighting Blight in Mobile: i-teams Profile 

We sat down with Jeff Carter, Director of the i-team in Mobile, Alabama, to discuss their efforts to combat community blight over the past year.

Blog Post Sarah Auslander on Jul 15, 2016

Q&A: Prototyping in Local Government 

How can cities use prototyping to create better products and services?

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 7, 2016

The i-teams in Memphis: Looking Back 

We look back on a convening of practitioners on the cutting edge of local government innovation.

Blog Post Norris Williams on Jun 22, 2016

Measuring Progress on the Road to Innovation 

As cities double down on results, potential stumbling blocks lurk around every corner.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jun 1, 2016

Humans of i-team Cities, Part 1 

The i-teams aim to impact the lives of real people. Here are some of their stories.

Blog Post Owen Stone on May 10, 2016

How Innovation Teams Approach Stakeholder Management 

Key questions and insights from innovators on the cutting edge.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 25, 2016

What I Learned from a Gathering of i-teams in Memphis 

Seventeen i-teams from around the United States and Israel came together in Memphis for two days to collectively grapple with the most pressing challenges facing cities around the world.

Blog Post Owen Stone on Mar 14, 2016

Cities, Personified 

How i-teams are putting the end-user at the center to find solutions to cities’ biggest problems.

Blog Post Sam Edelstein on Jan 12, 2016

Led By Data II: More Insights from the Syracuse i-team 

Learn how the Syracuse i-team is driving a shift toward data-oriented government in their city.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jan 7, 2016

The Broad View of Innovation: #GoodReads from the i-teams 

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are deve…

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Elizabeth Vargas on Dec 30, 2015

Five Trends To Watch in 2016 

In 2016, we'll follow a number of trends to learn more about how promising practices might lead to dramatically better results for low-income people, faster. Five of these trends are top-of-mind in t…

Blog Post Sam Edelstein on Dec 18, 2015

Led By Data: Insights from the Syracuse i-team 

The i-team in Syracuse is putting data and analytics to work in the city's quest to fix its infrastructure woes.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Dec 16, 2015

Using Data and Innovation in Los Angeles: i-teams Profile 

Innovation Teams (i-teams) are in-house innovation consultants who help cities tackle their biggest challenges. We spoke with Amanda Daflos from the L.A. i-team about their efforts to make communitie…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Nov 25, 2015

Lightning Round: The i-teams Give Thanks 

This week, we bring you another edition of the i-teams Lightning Round shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Isr…

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 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 Owen Stone on Nov 12, 2015

Building the i-teams Problem Solving Network 

As i-teams work to build a new practice of innovation in city government, they’re looking to others around the U.S. and across the world who are struggling with the same tough problems.

Blog Post John Keisler on Nov 9, 2015

Hackathon Reflections From Long Beach Innovation Week 

The Long Beach i-team hosted a hackathon at a local middle school as part of Innovation Week. Here's what they learned.

Blog Post Amanda Daflos on Nov 5, 2015

Three Lessons from Los Angeles Innovation Week 

Innovation Teams in Los Angeles and Long Beach were front and center at Innovation Week, an ambitious events series bringing together artists, entrepreneurs, government innovators and others to explo…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Nov 3, 2015

Open Source World and Other #GoodReads from the i-teams 

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are deve…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Oct 13, 2015

Tweaking Government and other #GoodReads from the i-teams 

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are deve…

Blog Post Owen Stone on Oct 9, 2015

Finding an Answer to the $250 Million Sewer Question 

What's the City of Peoria’s key to achieving a green solution to an expensive sewer overflow problem? Its people.