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A broadly-partnered city taps expertise across its own departments, neighboring communities and like-minded organizations to get stuff done better, faster, cheaper – learning from their experiences along the way. Instead of going it alone and trying to solve problems within a silo, broadly-partnered cities use their networks of relationships spanning the private, philanthropic, non-profit and academic communities to help extend their capacity to better meet the needs of underserved community members.

Finding Private Sector Solutions to Public Sector Problems


Boston’s bid to attract bigger companies requires developing new partnerships.

Creating Innovation Communities


How the public sector can play its part in helping businesses lead

Ashleigh Gardere


Senior Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans

Planting the Seed of Change


Practical strategies to help cities become equipt for innovation

Capturing City Stories


A snapshot of the benchmark survey results from the inaugural Equipt to Innovate survey.

New Study Identifies the Best Cities for Good Government


The first of a now annual report details what cities are doing well and where they could improve.

Broadly Partnered: Tapping the Whole Community on the Tough Stuff


Cities are breaking the traditional barriers inside government to partner outside for success.

Voices from Forgotten Cities


Cities are talking, but who is listening? Living Cities and Governing want to help enhance your city’s voice.

Realizing the Innovation Dividend


Why Being Equipt Matters for America’s Cities.

Innovation Does Not Take Place in Just One Place


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

The Innovation Equation


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

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