The Shared Prosperity Partnership (SP2) delivers insights from data and research, strategic advisement, and technical assistance to local leaders committed to building equitable, inclusive, and climate-resilient cities. Our efforts aim to ensure that decisionmakers have the resources they need to guarantee that all people in their community—regardless of race, gender, or income—have an equitable opportunity to thrive.
A collaboration of the Urban Institute, the Kresge Foundation, and the Brookings Institution, SP2 launched in 2017 to support communities seeking to achieve inclusive urban growth and prosperity for all. Today, as many cities grapple with the economic fallout from the pandemic, long-standing racial inequities, and the chronic effects of climate change, Urban’s SP2 team helps local leaders mitigate these compounding challenges and build equitable, opportunity-rich communities in the following SP2 cities:
- Arlington, Virginia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Fresno, California
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Building on insights from these cities, Urban is also working with local leaders in Louisville, Kentucky, and Rochester, New York, to help them advance the principles and practices of SP2.
In addition to the evidence-informed insights and strategic guidance we provide, Urban connects leaders in our SP2 partner cities to national experts as well as with other local, state, and federal policymakers to share knowledge. Through our publications, public forums, and learning opportunities, SP2 elevates the innovative work of our partner cities to offer a reimagined vision of what it takes to create inclusive communities that center the well-being of all people.