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January 2015

Habitat III: What Role for Innovation?

January 15, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Program Leaders from the private sector, public sector, independent sector join up for a video-teleconference roundtable from studios located in Washington DC, NYC, Boston, Mexico City, and others. Programs and initiatives are underway around the world in preparation for Habitat III. When it convenes in 2016, the UN will be actively encouraging collaboration between and amongst the full array of stakeholders: city governments, national governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and NGOs. Our discussions on January 15, with Latin America…

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February 2015

Envision Charlotte – Building a Smart City Through Collaboration and Innovation

February 10, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On Februrary 10, 2015 at 10am PDT, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar on the topic of technology and collaboration. Details below Archive Video Download Slides Program Join Itron’s Russ Vanos, SVP Strategy and Corporate Development, and Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, to learn more about the role technology and collaboration play in driving urban modernization and results. Envision Charlotte’s story is an example of a private public partnership at its best. Over the last…

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March 2015

BRT in the Americas: New Trends and Opportunities

March 10, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

On March 10, 2015 at 9am PST, Meeting of the Minds, together with the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, hosted a live webinar on the topic of bus rapid transit. Archive Video Presentation Slides Download slides Program Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is gaining support around the world as one solution for sustainable transport in both developing and developed cities because of its ability to carry large passenger flows all while maintaining the flexibility of bus service with low capital costs and fairly…

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April 2015

Future Urban Systems: The Convergence of a Smart Integrated Infrastructure

April 7, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On April 7, 2015 at 10am PDT, Meeting of the Minds, together with Black and Veatch, hosted a live webinar on the topic of smart integrated infrastructure. Archive Video Download Slides Program For the last 100 years, Black & Veatch had been focused on one key challenge: making it possible for urban infrastructure to apply new technology to the challenges facing cities. Today, this means harnessing the power of connectivity and data processing. The result is that a city’s critical systems —…

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June 2015

Global Real Estate – The Green Building Adoption Index

June 11, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On June 11, 2015 at 10am PDT, Meeting of the Minds, together with CBRE and GRESB, will host a live webinar on the topic of the Green Building Adoption Index. Archive Download Slides Program In the face of growing concerns about the impact of the built environment on the environment, the commercial real estate industry is facing increasing pressure to adopt and demonstrate better energy and sustainability practices. In the absence of other measurements, EPA Energy Star and USGBC LEED programs…

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September 2015

Microsoft, Smart Cities, and Civic Tech

September 16, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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On September 16th at 9:00 am PT, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Scott Mauvais, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft. Download slidesArchive Recording Program Cities are at the forefront of innovation. We see cities leaning more and more on technology as they create smarter, more sustainable cities. The technology decisions that city leaders make today will form the foundation for growth for generations to come just like rural electrification and the interstate highway system did.…

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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

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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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

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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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

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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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

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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May 2016

Collaborative Utility – City Innovations for a Distributed Energy Future

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

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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June 2016

Financing and Building Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Cities

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

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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