Blog Post Arthur Burris on Jan 27, 2014

Living Cities Announces the addition of Nigel Jacob to the Public Sector Innova… 

Nigel Jacob of the City of Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics joins Living Cities as Urban Technologist in Residence.

Blog Post Ronda Jackson & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Jan 15, 2014

Voices from the Field: Bringing Urban Manufacturing to US Cities 

At our August convening, Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and founding member of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance presented his work to bring urban manu…

Blog Post Ronda Jackson & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Dec 20, 2013

Project on Municipal Innovation Participant Perspective: Chris Murphy 

A short clip with Chris Murphy, Chief of Staff to Mayor Gray in Washington, DC, about an an innovative, data-driven initiative which mines social media and other sources for a better understanding of…

Blog Post Ronda Jackson & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Dec 18, 2013

Project on Municipal Innovation Participant Perspective: Kristin Misner 

A short clip Kristin Misner, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services about two innovative programs which are disrupting old ways of delivering services in New York City, maki…

Blog Post Ronda Jackson & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Nov 11, 2013

Voices from the Field: Bringing High-Speed Broadband Networks to US Cities 

At our recent convening, Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U presented his work to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to cities.

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Former Minneapolis City Coordinator Bosacker takes job in D.C. 

Blog Post Steve Goldsmith on Sep 30, 2013

Beyond Customer Service: Cities and the Breathtaking Promise of 311 

At Harvard, some of the country's leading 311 directors, chief innovation officers, chief information officers and chiefs of staff convened under the sponsorship of Living Cities to talk about the fu…

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on May 22, 2013

Announcing “The Network Effect: The Living Cities Perspective in 2012” 

We are thrilled to launch “ The Network Effect: The Living Cities Perspective in 2012.

Blog Post on Apr 9, 2013

Leadership, Heifetz Style 

A few lessons on Adaptive Leadership.

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Civic Technology 

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

Blog Post Arthur Burris on Mar 6, 2013

Embedding Innovation in Municipal Government 

We need a high-performing public sector that is nimble, collaborative, data-driven, and focused on applying and leveraging public resources in the most effective ways to drive shared prosperity for a…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 6, 2012

Understanding the ‘Levees’ of Tomorrow: A Conversation with 35 Mayoral Chiefs o… 

Mayoral chiefs of staff from 35 cities across the country reflect on the most important urban issues of our time.

Blog Post Nick Grossman on Aug 16, 2012

Stuck on the Bus, or, Civic Engagement in a Networked World 

Using civic technology well doesn’t necessarily mean building anything new from scratch. Often, it means identifying where activity is already happening in the real world, and applying tech-enabled e…

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Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Blog Post Arthur Burris on Apr 26, 2012

Five Insights from Today’s Leading Mayoral Chiefs of Staff 

A look into how City Halls across the county are approaching some of the key challenges facing our urban communities today.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 4, 2012

Innovative Municipal Finance in a Time of Shrinking Public Resources 

We are about to experience a sea change in how government is financed, what gets financed and the roles of the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.