What is the future of urban social change? And where do innovative ideas come from? Living Cities, a collaborative of 22 of the largest foundations and financial institutions, will ask those questions tomorrow at a livestreamed event in honor of its 20th anniversary.
For the midday panel about new urban innovation models, Paula Ellis, Knight’s vice president/strategic initiatives and a Living Cities board member, will interview author Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From.
Since 2006, Knight Foundation has supported Living Cities, specifically to expand and deepen its collaborative investment to improve urban neighborhoods in 23 communities. Knight also supports its Integration Initiative, an effort designed to advance successful models for effective urban investment and transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit.