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June 14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Mobility Summit
(SOLD OUT)

A one-day summit focused on mobility and smart cities, especially in the Detroit-Ann Arbor corridor.

November 27-29 in Sacramento, California

Annual Summit

November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, featuring over 90 speakers and two+ days of thought leadership on urban sustainability, connected technology, social equity, and innovation.

May 16 via GoToWebinar

Emerging Urban Mobility Solutions from Michigan

Hear from three of the leading voices in Ann Arbor, including two of the most innovative start-ups, on how the region is carving out a global position in the mobility game.

May 23 in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Conversations

A series of conversations designed to provoke a dynamic discussion about the future of the greater Cleveland-Akron-Columbus region and to pinpoint key strategies that will help catalyze the area’s innovation, mobility, and sustainability agendas.

June 14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Mobility Summit
(SOLD OUT)

A one-day summit focused on mobility and smart cities, especially in the Detroit-Ann Arbor corridor.

November 27-29 in Sacramento, California

Annual Summit

November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, featuring over 90 speakers and two+ days of thought leadership on urban sustainability, connected technology, social equity, and innovation.

Recent Blog Posts

How the Next Generation of Mobility will Affect Cities

How the Next Generation of Mobility will Affect Cities

Mobility is not about a car or a bus, it’s about accessing the resources we need in a timely manner or being in contact with people we want to interact with, for any number of reasons. We have already seen how technology can enable remote access to information and some basic medical care, how people can work remotely from an office base or enable a web of delivery services to avoid the need for individual transport to and from a location. New technologies, both those we label as mobility and those we call Internet based, will continue to evolve and further alter what we think of as mobility.

TNCs Existential Threat to Public Transportation

TNCs Existential Threat to Public Transportation

It is more than ironic that well into the 21st Century, the one great disruptive change in personal mobility is built upon the increased use of the internal combustion engine. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft have become major players in the provision of personal mobility, primarily in urban areas. The problem with TNCs – and I say “problem” because it relates to what I perceive as their most negative impacts – is the essential auto-centric nature of the industry.

Electrify Everything and Slow Climate Change

Electrify Everything and Slow Climate Change

In California, millions of homes are all-electric and 819,337 have solar roofs. Electric heat pumps can accommodate all needs for water heating, air conditioning and heating. Starting in 2020, all new California homes will be required to be zero-energy, accomplished by being well insulated, very efficient, all electric, and having solar roofs. Zero-energy homes, government and commercial buildings will allow the major cities of San Diego, San Francisco, and even massive Los Angeles to meet city goals of using 100 percent renewables.

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