Cities must lead the nation toward inclusive prosperity. As America undergoes a profound demographic shift amidst rising inequality, persistent racial inequities, and an economy being transformed by technology, equity – just and fair inclusion – is both a moral imperative and the path to a prosperous, inclusive new economy.
Cities – with their economic power, diversity, and policy innovation – can lead us forward. By embracing equity as a core operating principle and implementing policies and strategies to ensure low-income people and communities of color can reach their full potential, cities can forge new models of equitable growth.
The All-In Cities initiative at PolicyLink and our underlying policy agenda equip city officials, community advocates, and civic leaders with policy ideas, data, and strategy support to build equitable, thriving cities for all. We support community action by using disaggregated data to understand challenges, develop solutions, track progress, and move toward results at scale.
Local Vanguards for National Change
All-In Cities Recap of Equity Summit 2018
From April 11-13, over 4,000 activists, organizers, and leaders gathered in Chicago for Equity Summit 2018: Our Power. Our Future. Our Nation. Over the course of the 2 and a half days, the All-In Cities team hosted an institute for our closest partners, convened the participants of our new Anti-Displacement Policy Network, hosted a caucus for local leaders, and a number of workshops, including a large session with panelists such as Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Secretary Julián Castro.