Resource on May 13, 2019

Racial Equity Here Learning Report: Lessons from 5 Cities Operationalizing Racial Equity 

This learning report highlights lessons learned from the work of five cities operationalizing racial equity, including Albuquerque, Austin, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Philadelphia.

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…

Resource on Nov 14, 2017

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

The 7 elements of city innovation

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.

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.

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.

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.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

The Role of the Public Sector in the Integration Initiative: Executive Summary 

This document explores the role of the public sector in complex cross‐sector system change initiatives.

Resource on Jun 17, 2013

State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting US Cities 

Identifying solutions to complex problems will require us to let go of the old ways of working, in favor of more adaptive strategies. This report overviews 5 Trends and what they mean for our cities future.

Resource on May 21, 2013

McKinsey & Co. and Living Cities Research on Trends in US Cities 

This report with McKinsey & Co and Living Cities covers five major trends that are affecting US cities and identifies how cities are responding to these trends

Resource on Feb 19, 2013

Summary of Anchor Institutions Design Lab: Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies for Har… 

This report examines how anchor institutions can realize their full potential in terms of generating economic activity and opening up opportunity for low income people.

Resource on Feb 14, 2013

Advancing Anchor Procurement Strategies: Early Findings and Next Steps for the Field 

Through their hiring, purchasing and other activities, anchors generate billions of dollars in economic activity with the potential to benefit low-income people directly. In order to achieve population-level results, anchors must be part of a broade…

Resource on Feb 11, 2013

The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth 

This paper discusses a strategy in Cleveland, Ohio to address economic challenges by leveraging the power of anchor institutions to generate local wealth, economic opportunity and jobs.

Resource on Nov 26, 2012

Field Scan of Civic Technology 

We interviewed 25 people with expertise in cities, issues facing low income people, and technology in June and July of 2012. This field scan presents our synthesis - and a snapshot of the civic tech field.

Resource on Aug 2, 2012

Putting Dollars to Work in the Community: 9 Things Local Government Can Do to Harness Pri… 

This paper outlines some key steps for public sector officials to consider towards creating conditions that attract private capital and ensure it it utilized effectively to build sustainable and equitable communities.

Resource on Mar 16, 2012

Harnessing the Full Economic Impact of Anchor Institutions: Framework  

This paper provides a framework for Living Cities Anchor Institutions Design Lab that was designed to advance the potential of anchor institutions to catalyze economic activity to benefit low-income people.

Resource on Jan 26, 2012

Trends in Focus: Technology and Civic Change 

A civic technology framework & schema for rating e-governance efforts prepared by Professor Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School

Resource on Apr 21, 2011

Urban Policy Advisory Group: Febuary 2011 Highlights 

A snapshot of some highlights from the Urban Policy Advisory Group's fifth in-person meeting, “Permanent Fiscal Crises or a New Normal?”