A paper produced by Living Cities explores the traits and components of successful cross-sector partnerships that can yield innovative efforts to solve deeply entrenched societal problems. The MacArthur-supported paper sets forth a strategic framework for cross-sector partnerships that have the power to transform urban systems and produce better results for low-income people. The paper reviews four diverse case studies, including Chicago’s Partnership for New Communities, an initiative supported by the Foundation.
Community & Economic Development
The Foundation supports neighborhood revitalization, prevention of youth violence, and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is also exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.