Get Involved

The Legacy Cities Initiative offers many opportunities for legacy city leaders and passionate citizens to learn, both from one another and from experts. Below are a few of the current opportunities to get involved with the Legacy Cities Initiative.

The Legacy Cities Community of Practice

The Legacy Cities Community of Practice is an 18-month program that brings interdisciplinary teams from mid-sized legacy cities together for peer learning, discussions with expert faculty, and support with initiatives to revitalize historically underserved neighborhoods within their cities. The Lincoln Institute will also provide cities with a part-time project coordinator to support their efforts. The program is primarily virtual, with periodic in-person gatherings.

If your city meets our criteria, please consider applying to join our Community of Practice. We are currently accepting submissions for our 2023-2024 cohort. Apply by September 16th. For more information, download our information packet.


The Lincoln institute of Land Policy regularly hosts webinars on key topics of interest to legacy city leaders. View a list of upcoming events here, or watch a recording of a past webinar below. 

MOVE Roundtables

Rail~Volution and the Lincoln Institute are partnering to support a multi-city, place-based learning pilot program throughout 2022 and 2023, using the framework of Mobility, Opportunity, Voice, Equity (MOVE). The by-invitation-only program will provide six-week training capsules to four teams identified by Lincoln Institute. Please email Libertad Figuereo to discuss whether your city might be a good candidate.

Housing Solutions Workshop

The Housing Solutions Workshop helps cities and counties with populations between 50,000 and 500,000 develop comprehensive and balanced housing strategies to better address affordability and other housing challenges.



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