Tools and Publications


Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Nov. 20, 2017 in The Read
This book provides is a good overview of the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. Critic...
The Happiness Track

The Happiness Track

Mar. 10, 2017 in The Read
In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä, the science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, explains that our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment is tied to common b...
Just Change, How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact

Just Change, How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact

Feb. 24, 2017 in The Read
In her new book, Living Cities' Chief Impact Officer, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson shares stories and case studies focused on innovative and collaborative approaches to large-scale social change. Read about leaders who have successfully created s...
Change for the Audacious:  A Doer\'s Guide by Steve Waddell

Change for the Audacious: A Doer's Guide by Steve Waddell

Nov. 8, 2016 in The Read
This new book focuses on approaching enormous global challenges from the perspective of creating a future that is not just "sustainable", but also flourishing.  Steve Waddell suggests that the challenges of issues such as climate chang...
The Read: Lean Startups for Social Change

The Read: Lean Startups for Social Change

Oct. 19, 2016 in The Read
“There’s a new way to change the world,” writes social entrepreneur Michel Gelobter. It's called the lean startup—but it’s not just for new ventures. It’s been revolutionizing businesses of all ages for y...