Policy Framework

To become truly “all-in,” cities need to implement policy and systems changes to achieve measurable progress on racial and economic equity. We offer the following eight policy goals to guide cities as they develop tailored approaches:

  1. Grow good, accessible jobs that provide pathways to the middle class.
  2. Increase the economic security and mobility of vulnerable families and workers.
  3. Cultivate homegrown talent through a strong cradle-to-career pipeline.
  4. Create healthy, opportunity-rich neighborhoods for all.
  5. Build resilient, connected infrastructure.
  6. Increase access to high-quality, affordable homes and prevent displacement.
  7. Expand democracy and the right to the city.
  8. Ensure just policing and court systems.


For more information, see our framing paper, All-In Cities: Building an Equitable Economy from the Ground Up, and the All-In Cities Policy Toolkit.