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by Jen Mayer on Jun 19, 2018

P3s Can Be Bad for Racial Equity -- But They Don't Have to Be 

Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.

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by Shannon Jordy on Nov 14, 2017

Equipt to Innovation Table of Elements Provides the Key to City Innovation 

The 7 elements of city innovation

Blog Post Jen Mayer on Jun 19, 2018

P3s Can Be Bad for Racial Equity -- But They Don't Have to Be 

Governments can structure arrangements with private contractors that consider impacts on low-income individuals and people of color.

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 18, 2018

Thinking About a P3? Better Ask These Questions First 

Washington, D.C.'s innovative Office of Public-Private Partnerships offers a good case study in to assess whether a P3 makes sense for a particular city project.

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 15, 2018

Which P3 Model Works Best For Your Project? 

With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.

Resource on Jan 31, 2018

Tackling Racial Equity in 2018: the Urgent Now 

Our Principal of Public Sector & Partnerships, Steven Bosacker, recently contributed to the International City/Council Management Association’s 18 in 2018, a publication assembling the predictions, views and tips of major public sector players for 2…

Blog Post Matt Baer & Jen Mayer on Jun 14, 2018

If P3s Are the Answer, What Was the Question? 

Public-private partnerships aren't free money. But they can be used to improve performance.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Owen Stone on Nov 6, 2017

Living Cities and Governing Magazine Launch 2017 Equipt to Innovate Survey 

Take this year's Equipt to Innovate survey to see where your city stands on these 7 elements of good governance.

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Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Oct 26, 2017

#BensTake: What's Next for Municipal Innovation? 

3 key lessons help chart a path forward for anyone wanting to support the next phase of the municipal innovation movement.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Oct 24, 2017

#BensTake: Making Order Out of Chaos 

Today, municipal innovation is a movement that has taken hold in cities across the country. But our work isn't over.

Blog Post Santiago Carrillo on Aug 10, 2017

The Rise of Resident Leaders in Mockus’ Bogotá: How A Spirit of “Civic Culture”… 

What we can learn from Antanas Mockus’ first term as Mayor of Bogotá about the importance of resident leadership and trust in local government for delivering better results to urban populations.

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Civic Technology 

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

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 7, 2017

#BensTake: 3 Things We Learned from Surveying Innovation in America’s Cities 

Our inaugural Equipt to Innovate Survey gave us insight into the state of municipal innovation across the country, and taught us a few lessons in the process.

Resource on Aug 10, 2017

The Equipt Report: Becoming a High-Performing City, A Benchmark Study 2017 

The Equipt Report is a comprehensive overview of our survey findings and a discussion of how cities fared across the seven elements of the Equipt to Innovate framework.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 20, 2017

Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape 

By partnering with universities to leverage data and technology, cities continue to emerge as bright spots of innovation. They're leading the way in tackling today's most intractable problems.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on May 19, 2017

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers 

In his penultimate post on the Equipt to Innovate framework elements, Steven Bosacker urges government employees and those working in data to take time to consider the people and real-life impacts be…

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R.T. Rybak 

R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker & Justin M. Bibb on May 16, 2017

Employee-Engaged: No City Employee Left Behind 

Our own Steven Bosacker and Gallup's Justin M. Bibb come together to discuss the effects of a disengaged workforce and how to make every city employee a key contributor to municipal success.

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

Blog Post Ben Hecht & Brandee McHale on May 8, 2017

Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities 

Eight cities created pitches for a new City Accelerator on procurement and economic opportunity. View them before final cities are selected!

Blog Post Anne Price & Kien Lee on Mar 21, 2017

Racial Equity Here - Lessons from the Field  

Four lessons from our Racial Equity Here cohort on how to embed a racial equity lens in local government.

Blog Post Matt Baer on Jan 4, 2017

Mayors and Schools: Accountability Without Authority 

Lessons on school governance from a year-long tour of U.S. cities.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Nov 28, 2016

Realizing the Innovation Dividend 

What makes a high-performing city government?