Our signature, multi-city initiative supports cities that are reshaping programs, policies and resource allocation to achieve enduring change that benefits low-income people.
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How might facilitators effectively use data? How might they ensure a racial equity focus? Often these conversations stall for various reasons including the historical and prevailing culture of both funders and grantees that has focused on compliance…
on Mar 20, 2018
This report seeks to inform the next phase of Living Cities’ racial equity and inclusion work, and we hope it is useful to other organizations wrestling with how to better operationalize racial equity and inclusion in their own work.
on Jun 29, 2016
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.
on Apr 29, 2016
Hiring for the unique job of leading a collective impact initiative can be complicated. These tips and lessons learned from current initiative directors can help!
on Dec 15, 2015
A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.
on Nov 10, 2015
Our free, 10 minute survey helps those engaged in cross-sector partnerships think through the development and progress of their partnership and provides immediate, tailored feedback, tools and resources to help partners get better results, faster.
A set of suggestions and resources to use your Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment feedback to facilitate group discussion aimed at improved stakeholder engagement.
on Nov 10, 2014
This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.
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.
on Sep 9, 2014
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.
on Sep 8, 2014
Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.
on Apr 25, 2014
An examination of the small business development activities that are being implemented as part of The Integration Initiative.
on Apr 7, 2014
This document explores the role of the public sector in complex cross‐sector system change initiatives.
on Apr 2, 2014
We draw on existing research and interviews with leaders in the field to describe characteristics of stable mixed‐income communities and how low‐income residents may benefit from such communities.
on Nov 12, 2013
This paper is a practitioner’s reflection on subsidy, particularly as it relates to place-based real estate development and financing.
on Oct 2, 2013
Over the past three years, Living Cities has been testing the hypothesis that anchor institutions can play a significant role in creating economic opportunity in cities. This report highlights key lessons and questions from that work.
on Aug 8, 2013
Our fourth *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work.
on Feb 19, 2013
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.
on Feb 14, 2013
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…
on Feb 11, 2013
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.
on Dec 4, 2012
This document outlines our research agenda and framework for illuminating the political, social, cultural, and financial elements that create capacity for the effective deployment of investment capital in under-served communities.
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