All-In Cities: All-In Cities is Launching a Policy Toolkit

Today’s update highlights the increasing momentum of the All-In Cities Initiative, and how our work is expanding. This month, we’re launching the All-In Cities toolkit, an online resource that lifts up specific, actionable policy tools, helps leaders navigate key policy considerations, and outlines where these policies are working to advance racial and economic equity. The toolkit will include an initial selection of 30 tools; new content and additional policies will be added throughout 2017 and beyond. We are also partnering with new cities to provide technical assistance and data support. Check out the updates below for details, and for how you can learn more about our growing body of work.

Register! The All-In Cities Toolkit Launch
On July 13 at 10 a.m./ 1 p.m. ET, we will be hosting a webinar to launch and preview the All-In Cities toolkit. The toolkit will provide examples of specific equitable growth strategies that local leaders can adapt to their own economic and political contexts; relevant research and data resources; and model policy and campaign language. Click here to register!

July 10 Webcast: Data Tools for Health Equity Action
Join us on July 10 at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET for a livestreamed panel discussion in Portland with national leaders who are using and designing data tools to drive health equity action. Speakers include Nathaniel Smith from the Partnership for Southern Equity, Sam Sinyangwe from Campaign Zero and Mapping Police Violence, Julia Sebastian from Race Forward, Cat Goughnour from Radix Consulting and Right 2 Root, and Antwi Akom from Streetwyze, I-SEEED, and the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab at University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State. PolicyLink Senior Director Sarah Treuhaft will moderate. The event is co-hosted by PolicyLink and Ecotrust and generously supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Register now.

Six New Cities Selected for Equitable Economic Development Fellowship
Last month, the National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the selection of six additional cities for participation in the organizations’ jointly-supported Equitable Economic Development Fellowship: Austin, Baltimore, Louisville, Nashville, Phoenix and Sacramento. The fellowship began with a retreat in Washington, D.C., where representatives from each city, as well as those who participated in the 2016-2017 class, convened to build a shared sense of equitable economic development, hear from the outgoing class of participants, and engage with program sponsors and other guest speakers. Learn more about this fellowship and read the full press release.

Twitter Chat on How Cities Can Advance Racial Economic Equity
Last month, the New York Times published an op-ed by Tracey Ross, associate director of the All-In Cities initiative, and Sarah Treuhaft, senior director, describing how cities can pair the spirit of resistance with homegrown policy solutions to tackle the ongoing challenges of segregation and racial economic exclusion. To continue the conversation, the All-In Cities team hosted a Twitter chat, which generated many responses from leaders, local partners, and national organizations. In case you missed it, we compiled the questions and responses into a Storify here.

Leveraging Disaggregated Data to Advance Equitable Growth in Smaller Cities
On June 29, we hosted a webinar highlighting the release of equity data profiles for Las Cruces and Farmington, New Mexico; Biloxi and Sunflower County, Mississippi; and Battle Creek, Michigan. With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, PolicyLink has developed analyses of these five localities across a number of indicators relating to demographic change, social and economic equity, and the potential economic benefits of racial inclusion. During the webinar, local community leaders in these cities shared the findings of the data profiles and how they plan to use the data to advance their work. In case you missed it, you can review the recording and slides online.