Living Cities

Founded in 1991, Living Cities harnesses the collective power of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people, faster

Together, we are working with cross-sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches geared at achieving dramatically better results for low-income people. Our investments, research, networks and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative, comprehensive, local approaches with real-time sharing of knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places.

Our members are not simply funders. They shape our work and priorities by participating on the Living Cities Board of Directors and four standing committees.