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February 2017

Creating a Path to a Smart City Workforce

February 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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Free

Register Program In our hyper-connected age, cities are acutely aware of their dependence upon a well-educated, diverse and entrepreneurial citizenry -- to be competitive, to fuel innovation and to stimulate economic growth. There isn’t a single, silver-bullet-solution that will magically provide cities with the workforce needed for success in a digital world. However, there are some investments and pragmatic steps which cities and businesses can take (together) to create a smarter, more agile, competitive workforce. This webcast will explore: New…

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January 2017

Adapting Payment Systems to New Mobility Solutions

January 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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At 10am PT on January 31, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Matthew Hudson of Transport for London and Boris Karsch of Cubic Transportation Systems. Download Slides Program Delivering mobility solutions to citizens in a time of increased urbanization and rapidly evolving technology is a challenge to many city leaders. The digital transformation of mobility services through mobile applications, for example ride sharing, bike sharing and other shared mobility services, has shown widespread success in the marketplace.…

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December 2016

Learning from Boston: Mobility, Innovation, and Delightful Spaces

December 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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On December 5th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Kris Carter from the City of Boston's Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, and Mary Skelton Roberts from the Barr Foundation. This webinar took a deep dive into Boston's climate change, mobility, and civic innovation efforts. The presenters will discuss efforts to expand active transport, new ways to spur civic engagement, and successes and failures in creating more intuitive and delightful public spaces. We will hear from…

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November 2016

Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership

November 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm PDT
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On November 15th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Diane Davis and Lily Song of the TUT-POL project at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Archive Video Slides Download slides(PDF) Program What makes it possible for democratically governed cities to move forward with innovative transportation policies that advance mobility and sustainability goals? How have key leaders and advocates in such cities been able to overcome the various administrative, fiscal, environmental and political obstacles that have prevented more…

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September 2016

SMART Cities: Global Trends, Local Delivery – Case Studies from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States

September 28, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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On September 28th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Hans Teuben of Deloitte Consulting in Amsterdam, Denise Lee of Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States, and Jim O'Gara of Deloitte & Touche LLP  in the United States. Archive Recording Download Slides Program Better place making, governance, planning, and partnerships are requirements at the heart of making “smarter” cities and communities. Join a panel of global Deloitte leaders from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the…

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July 2016

Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis: PPPs, Tiny Homes, and Air Rights

July 13, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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On July 13th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar, featuring Darin Dinsmore, Founder & CEO, Crowdbrite, and Patrick Kennedy, Owner, Panoramic Interests. Archive Recording Program The housing crisis is not relegated to developing world cities. It continues to worsen as low-income and middle class families are pushed out and cities are increasingly falling behind in building affordable housing solutions. Patrick Kennedy and his firm–Panoramic Interests – have developed a suite of creative solutions including negotiating…

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June 2016

Financing and Building Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Cities

June 8, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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Free

On June 8th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Andrea Chen of Propeller and Napoleon Wallace of Self-Help. Archive Recording Program Andrea Chen and Napoleon Wallace are two excellent examples of leaders blending the worlds of entrepreneurship, social impact, job creation, and economic opportunities in America’s cities. All too often, these words seem diabolically opposed to each other. How can a start-up or new business create jobs, pay living wages and solve the food…

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May 2016

Collaborative Utility – City Innovations for a Distributed Energy Future

May 11, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
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Free

On May 11 from 10:30-11:30 am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar, featuring Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro CA, and Jennifer James, Director of Smart City Solutions, Black & Veatch. Archive Recording Program The electric power industry is in the midst of a transformation as it shifts from a centrally controlled one-way generation, transmission and distribution system to a diverse, distributed and interactive one with more players, technologies and customer choice. Energy…

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April 2016

Embracing Complexity to Optimize Processes and Experiences – How Cities and Organizations Can Be Successful Using Data to Drive Results

April 19, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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On April 19th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Bill Mitchel, Senior Director, World Wide Public Sector, Microsoft. Archive Recording Program In this webinar, we’ll explore how different government organizations are tackling issues in collecting data, sharing it and using it to solve complex urban problems. The focus will be on Microsoft's work with partners in both government and academic institutions, specifically on how data is changing the way resources like water are managed as well as…

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February 2016

Why Haven’t Public-Private Partnerships Caught on for Infrastructure Financing in the US?

February 17, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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On February 17th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Chris Hamel, Managing Director & Head of Municipal Finance at RBC Capital Markets. Archive materials are available below. Archive Recording Download slides Program The Municipal Market is the primary source of funding for infrastructure in the U.S. Despite concerted efforts to advance Public-Private Partnerships, this form of financing represents a minor component of infrastructure financing in the U.S. The Obama Administration has taken important steps to facilitate ways…

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January 2016

Building the Human Capital for Sustainable Cities: Filling The Talent Pipeline for Smart Urban Systems

January 19, 2016, 8:30 am - 9:30 am PDT
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On January 19th, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of the Business Enablement and Strategy team at Cisco Systems. Archive Video Download Slides Media Coverage Smart Cities Council: "Who will keep your smart City humming?" http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/who-will-keep-your-smart-city-humming-skilled-talented-people-and-ciscos-it TechRepublic. "16 Tech Jobs that Will Be Needed for the Future of Smart Cities." http://www.techrepublic.com/article/16-tech-jobs-that-will-be-needed-for-the-future-of-smart-cities/ Program What role will skills, talent and people play in realizing the goals set by those cities becoming smarter and more sustainable?…

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October 2015

Dear 2015: Planning for a Sustainable Urban Future [Webinar]

October 14, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Webex

On October 6th, bloggers from around the world responded to the same prompt in our 3rd annual group blogging event: The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years. The following thought leaders will expand upon their blog posts and discuss their vision for 2050 in a one-hour webinar on October 14th: Rosalind Grymes, Deputy Director of NASA Ames Partnerships Directorate and leads…

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