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The All-In Cities initiative provides policy research, data, and capacity-building and implementation support to city governments and community coalitions as they develop and implement tailored policy solutions to create stronger cities for all. The initiative includes:

  1. Policy research and development: Policy change to achieve equity results at scale is our central focus. We provide rigorous data and policy analysis to help coalitions and government leaders design policy solutions that deliver economic opportunity to those being left behind in the new economy. We monitor the field for innovative approaches and proven strategies to inform our place-based work and share more broadly through the All-In Cities Policy Toolkit and tsemi-monthly America’s Tomorrow newsletter.
     
  2. Data infrastructure: Data that is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, income, neighborhood, and other demographics is critical for understanding how cities and metropolitan regions are doing on equity and designing strategies to achieve results at scale. PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) maintain the National Equity Atlas, a first-of-its-kind resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for equitable growth. To support the All-In Cities initiative, we expanded the Atlas to include disaggregated data for the 100 largest cities. We continue to enhance this resource and use this data to analyze equitable growth issues and trends as well as inform our place-based engagements and field-building efforts.
     
  3. Place-based engagements and field-building: Through place-based engagements and learning communities, we work hand in hand with local leaders inside and outside of government to accelerate their work. We start with cities where they are and help them craft targeted strategies to achieve equity results at scale. We support individual cities and cohorts of cities that are seeking to advance a specific set of results and are willing to invest their time and effort to make real progress. In addition to data and research, we offer a cadre of supports including technical assistance and training to help cities get on the path to becoming all-in.