Webinar | The Power and Pitfalls of City Networks 

December 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone

The past five years have seen explosive growth in the creation of multi-city learning networks as a vehicle for urban problem-solving and innovation.  A favored strategy of place-based funders, network-building can engage local leaders in supportive communities of practice that encourage experimentation, reduce the costs of risk-taking, and facilitate replication of promising solutions.

Yet not all networks are equally effective in producing positive outcomes. A soon-to-be released study by New America of 25 city-to-city networks examines the application of network practice to challenges ranging from homelessness to expansion of bicycle transit, and identifies factors that contribute to network success.

Senior researchers Denice Ross and Tara McGuinness will share the first public presentation of these findings, and  unpack the various roles that funders are playing to support healthy communities of practice capable of tackling difficult urban problems.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET Dec. 12 for our Learning Network Webinar, The Power and Pitfalls of City Networks, organized by TFN’s Restoring Prosperity in Older Industrial Cities Working Group.

Please register for this funder-only webinar by Friday, December 7, 2018 to be sure that you receive log-in details.