Resource on Jul 10, 2018

A Path to Authentic Community Engagement Guiding Questions 

Resource on Jul 6, 2018

A tool towards sustainability in cross-sector initiatives: Mayoral Transition 

Resource on May 7, 2018

The Mobilization Fund Study: First Year of Capital Access in New Orleans 

Resource on Apr 2, 2018

Facilitator's Guide for Continuous Improvement Conversations with a Racial Equity Lens 

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…

Resource on Mar 20, 2018

Report: What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens? 

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.

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 Apr 29, 2016

Tips and Tools for Hiring Collective Impact Initiative Directors 

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!

Resource on Dec 15, 2015

Collective Impact Literature Review 

A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment 

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. …

Resource on Nov 10, 2015

Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment Group Planning and Discussion Guide 

A set of suggestions and resources to use your Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment feedback to facilitate group discussion aimed at improved stakeholder engagement.

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 Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Apr 25, 2014

The Small Business Development Work of the Integration Initiative Executive Summary 

An examination of the small business development activities that are being implemented as part of The Integration Initiative.

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 Apr 2, 2014

Building and Sustaining Thriving Mixed‐Income Communities 

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.

Resource on Nov 12, 2013

Smart Subsidy in Community Development 

This paper is a practitioner’s reflection on subsidy, particularly as it relates to place-based real estate development and financing.

Resource on Oct 2, 2013

Harnessing the Economic Power of Anchor Institutions: Lessons Learned through Living Citi… 

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.

Resource on Aug 8, 2013

At the Table: Volume 4 

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.

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 Dec 4, 2012

The Capital Absorption Capacity of Places: A Research Agenda and Framework 

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.