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by Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Megan McGlinchey on Mar 7, 2017

Why We’re Participating in A Day Without A Woman Strike Tomorrow 

Many of the Living Cities staff have decided to participate in the #ADayWithoutAWoman General Strike tomorrow—here’s why.

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by Elizabeth Vargas & Nadia Owusu on Aug 13, 2015

The City Accelerator Guide Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government was the first in a series of three Pilot Projects launched in early 2015 to test Living Cities' hypotheses around open-sourcing social change.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Megan McGlinchey on Mar 7, 2017

Why We’re Participating in A Day Without A Woman Strike Tomorrow 

Many of the Living Cities staff have decided to participate in the #ADayWithoutAWoman General Strike tomorrow—here’s why.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 22, 2016

25 Disruptive Leaders Who Are Working to Close the Racial Opportunity Gaps 

Living Cities unveils our 25 Disruptive Leaders list, recognizing remarkable individuals who are shaking up the status quo and creating new approaches to address our nation’s most stubborn challenges…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Sep 21, 2016

Join our 9/27 Virtual Event on Closing the Racial Gaps  

On our 25th Anniversary, Living Cities will host a Virtual Event to honor the good work done over the past quarter century, reflect back on the progress that has been made, and most importantly, look…

Resource on Apr 19, 2016

Community Engagement E-Course: Participant Surveys Analysis 

This e-course analysis highlights process learnings of creating and implementing Living Cities’ inaugural collective impact e-course and synthesizes feedback and behavior changes of participants through survey data.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 13, 2016

New Blog Series: A Signature Moment for Closing the Racial Opportunity Gaps in … 

Our new blog series, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, will highlight ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial op…

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Aug 15, 2016

10 Tools for Disruptive Leadership #HereAndNow 

New additions to our #HereAndNow Toolbox will help increase the impact of leaders all over, so that more voices are engaged and equipped to help get to better results for low-income people, faster.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Educ… 

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jun 1, 2016

Getting Back to the Purpose of Collective Impact 

In light of recent criticism of collective impact, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson addresses the promise of collective impact as a tool for change, and the hard work it takes to wield the tool effectively.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on May 31, 2016

Collective Impact #Toolbox: Practitioner Toolkits 

Are you overwhelmed when trying to find tools and resources that best address your needs? The new #HereAndNow Toolbox, a searchable hub for practitioners, makes finding the right tool easy.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Laura Ravinder on Apr 19, 2016

Four Ways Open-Sourcing Social Change Strengthened Community Engagement in Coll… 

By open-sourcing solutions to a key challenge in the field of collective impact--engaging community members--we were able to create actionable and digestible resources that helped practitioners stren…

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Civic Technology 

Using digital technologies and social media to improve service provision, civic engagement, and data analysis.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 24, 2016

Just Do It TOGETHER: Rapid Reflections from Day 2 of the Integration Initiative… 

The seven site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Washington, DC to explore how they can get dramatically better results for low-income people TOGETHER.

Resource on Nov 30, 2015

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series: Final Report on Analytics, Impact and Learning 

The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series was the second Pilot Project we launched in an early 2015 effort to test our hypotheses about what makes for effective and impactful social change communications.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 18, 2016

Open-Sourcing Social Change: Help Us to Build a Solutions Toolbox 

For the last three years, we have been thinking very differently about our annual reports, focusing them on engaging folks around ideas, insights, trends, and questions. We learned a lot from our exp…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 16, 2016

Our 2015 Annual Report: The #HereAndNow Toolbox 

Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.

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Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

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…

Resource on Jun 16, 2014

Toward Open-Sourcing Social Change: Living Cities 2013 Snapshot 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Mar 2, 2016

Living Cities’ Civic Tech Journey: An Open-Sourcing Social Change Case Study 

We set out to learn about civic technology, unsure of where our learning questions would lead us. Our open-sourced approach offered us endless opportunities to deepen our knowledge and expand our imp…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 14, 2016

#BensTake: The Four Accelerants for Change To Watch in 2016  

Will we look back at 2016 and see it as a year of rapid change in U.S. cities? Living Cities' CEO, Ben Hecht, thinks so because of four, unique "accelerants." The first: public will for a more equita…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Dec 18, 2015

Racial Gaps, Mission Based Makeovers and Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

This week, a reflective round-up of reading recommendations that you won’t want to miss!

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…