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…

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.

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!

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 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.

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Nov 28, 2016

Realizing the Innovation Dividend 

What makes a high-performing city government?

Blog Post Kathryn Pettit & Christopher Whitaker on Nov 1, 2016

The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are 

Meet the organizations and cities that make up the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Blog Post Frank Mirabal on Sep 29, 2016

Building a Platform Instead of a Wall 

Learn how Albuquerque is working to support immigrant entrepreneurs through the City Accelerator.

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Municipal Innovation 

Supporting a movement towards local government that is nimble, collaborative and data driven.

Blog Post R.T. Rybak on Sep 16, 2016

Mayors and Schools: Holding the Agenda, Together 

R.T. Rybak reflects on his work in Minneapolis, first as mayor and later as head of a collective impact table focusing on youth.

Resource on Jun 15, 2016

Equipt to Innovate Field Guide 

What elements make innovation possible in a city? The Equipt to Innovate Field Guide offers practical insights around what makes a city high performing.

Blog Post Mark Funkhouser on Sep 15, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday - Reducing Economic Inequality: It's About Wealth, Not Jobs 

Increasing family wealth is a much better public policy goal than the standard economic development mantra of "jobs, jobs, jobs." And effective strategies won't come from Washington.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Sep 14, 2016

Realizing the Innovation Dividend 

Why being equipt matters for America's cities.

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Tamir Novotny 

Tamir has developed, project-managed and supported programs that have influenced practitioners and policymakers in fields including civic technology, local governance, housing and community development, regional planning and economic development, wi…

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.

Resource on Jan 12, 2015

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government 

This guide gives local leaders a practical, action-oriented framework for breakthrough innovation.

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 Ed Blayney on Jul 19, 2016

Using #CivicTech to Stop Fires in Vacant Properties 

The Louisville City Accelerator team reflects on a hackathon that created a low-cost wireless smoke detector.

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?