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Ben Hecht  |  Contributor

Ben Hecht was appointed president and CEO of Living Cities in July 2007. Since that time, the organization has adopted a broad, integrative agenda that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low-income people and the cities where they live. Living Cities deploys a unique blend of more than $140 million in grants, loans and influence to re-engineer obsolete public systems and connect low-income people and underinvested places to opportunity.

January 12, 2015

Breaking Through Barriers to Innovation in Local Government

Through the City Accelerator, Louisville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia are adapting how they do business in order to produce materially different results.
July 24, 2013

3 Ways Local Leaders Can Connect Cities for Growth

America’s cities must ensure that people are prepared for 21st century employment opportunities, that the places they live connect them to those opportunities, and that sufficient jobs are created so their income can grow.