Today, municipal innovation is a movement that has taken hold in cities across the country. But our work isn't over.
Cities are using new approaches and partnerships to maximize the impact of summer jobs programs.
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…
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…
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.
Reflections on the value of data visualization in fighting poverty from the recent convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation.
Among this week's roundup of reading recommendations from our staff: two big announcements that could have a significant impact on low-income people and communities of color.
In late September, nearly 40 mayoral chiefs of staff and policy advisers from around the country gathered at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for the 14th convening of the Project on Municipal Inn…
Three quotes from the most recent Project on Municipal Innovation convening helped bring some of today’s biggest challenges into clearer focus for our CEO, Ben Hecht. Now, he highlights important sol…
Alan Berube of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Fall Convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation.
Our CEO Ben Hecht asks what it will take to effectively engage people and communities in order to dramatically improve results for low-income people, especially people of color, faster.
In January 2015, we packaged our early lessons from the first City Accelerator Cohort into a Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government, and learned "what works" about sharing knowledge in r…
After being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is creating a more effective, equitable health system and reinvigorating all segments of its community.
Experts from the Sunlight Foundation, Socrata and Code for America engaged with city officials to explore he growing role open data is playing in local government.
Insights from the 13th Project on Municipal Innovation Advisory Group convening on reinvigorating local democracy through community and civic engagement practices
In a session with Harvard's Archon Fung, city leaders explored empowered participation and democracy, and what it takes to authentically engage citizens.
At a March PMI-AG convening, city leaders discussed ways local government can engage with communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in decision-making.
Denver's pocketgov brings municipal government closer to residents, saves money and reduces wait times for those whose issues require a call to the municipality.
Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht on our exciting new partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and i-teams in cities around the country and in Israel.
The selection of the first City Accelerator cohort surfaced four key tensions that our outstanding finalists, and many other cities, are struggling with in the work to make innovation course-of-busin…
The five key ingredients for effective collaboration between two powerful and often conflicting forces in cities.
The Project on Municipal Innovation team at Harvard's Ash Center spoke with Brian Elms, lead instructor of the Denver Peak Academy, to hear what he thinks city governments are doing well — and how th…
Insights from the September 2014 Project on Municipal Innovation – Advisory Group session on equitable economic growth.
Insights from the Affordable Housing session at the September 2014 PMI-AG Convening