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May 2018

Emerging Urban Mobility Solutions from Michigan

May 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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On May 16, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Will Foss of Derq, Paul Krutko of Ann Arbor SPARK, and Alisyn Malek of May Mobility. Download Slides Please note: Will Foss' slides will not be made available for download. Program The Ann Arbor-Detroit region is emerging as a global cluster for hundreds of mobility start-ups, particularly as a result of University of Michigan spin-offs, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, support services available in Ann Arbor, and the recently…

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April 2018

Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion?

April 18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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On April 18, 2018, at 10am PST, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Alison Conway from the University Transportation Research Center and Michael Browne from the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. Access Archive Recording Download slides Program The retail consumer pattern shift toward online shopping is impacting how, where, and when goods are moved in and around cities. Instead of regular bulk shipments from warehouses to retail outlets, individual purchases are bypassing the physical shops and being…

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March 2018

Lessons from Autonomous Shuttle Service and Multi-Modal Shifts in Las Vegas

March 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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On March 14, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Clément Michel and Andreas Mai from Keolis and Sarah Swigart from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. Download Slides Program During this webinar, we will hear from the CEO and EVP of Market Development and Innovation at Keolis - a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, carrying nearly 50 million people via train, bus and taxi each year through public contracts. Join…

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February 2018

Sacramento’s Urban Innovation Agenda

February 7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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On February 7, 2018, at 10am PST, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Maria MacGunigal and Louis Stewart from the City of Sacramento. Watch archive recording Download slides   Program The last two years have been particularly transformational for Sacramento as redevelopment of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods has catalyzed new investment and economic development. The City of Sacramento recently announced a $100M partnership with Verizon making Sacramento the first city in the country with commercially available…

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January 2018

The Release of Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan: Integrating Health & Equity into Regional Decision Making

January 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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On January 10, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Mandu Sen and Christopher Jones of the Regional Plan Association. Download slides Program After almost a decade of work, one of the nation’s most venerable think-tanks has just released the Fourth Regional Plan to guide future development and planning of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This webinar will provide an overview of the Fourth Regional Plan and then dig into how it is proposing to integrate health into regional decision making.…

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November 2017

Putting People First: Analysis Can Place Citizens at the Center of Smart City Projects

November 30, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

On November 30th, from 10-11am PST, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Justin Bibb of Gallup and Kim Zentz of Urbanova.

The group will discuss the results of their people-centered research, involving qualitative in-depth interviews, discussions with key stakeholders, and a comprehensive local, regional and national data review to uncover public priorities that smart city projects can address.

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September 2017

How the Innovation Incubator (IN2) is Scaling Emerging Cleantech Solutions for Energy Smart Buildings

September 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On September 27th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Ashley Grosh of Wells Fargo, David Roe of LiquidCool Solutions, and Eric Kozubal of National Renewable Energy Lab. Download slides Program How can a financial institution and a national laboratory partner to support breakthrough technology innovations to solve the energy and climate crisis in the building space? What are the necessary conditions that make such successes possible? To answer those questions we'll be hearing about the IN2 program…

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August 2017

Leveraging Cell Phones and Citizens to Transform Public Transport: Lessons from Nairobi

August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On August 23rd, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Jackie Klopp from Columbia University & Digital Matatus Project and Henry Ochieng from Kenyan Alliance of Resident Associations. Download Slides Program The rapid spread of cellphones across the globe creates new opportunities to engage citizens to improve public transport in our cities. Using cellphones, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) and the Kenyan Alliance of Resident Associations surveyed Nairobi residents for the first time in Nairobi history about what they wanted from their…

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July 2017

Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On July 26th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen from Black & Veatch, Jim O'Gara from Deloitte Advisory, and Marisa Walker from Arizona Commerce Authority. <!--Download Slides--> Program Black & Veatch and Deloitte are teaming to transform and optimize U.S. border regions with smart technologies to boost security, management and efficiency in the movement of people and goods across our borders, as well as enhance connectivity and economic development in the nearby communities which,…

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June 2017

Automation and Coordination Tools for More Effective City Project Delivery

June 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On June 14th, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Brian Saldutti from Oracle and Terrance DeGray, Stephanie Lightner, and Nicole Solia-Velarde from Cordoba Corporation. Download Slides Program Cordoba Corporation, a nationally recognized engineering, program and construction management firm, develops some of the most complex and notable infrastructure projects in California. Contracted as the Bond Management Team at Long Beach City College, Cordoba provides comprehensive project and construction management services in support of a nearly $1.5 billion capital program…

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May 2017

Digitalization: Opportunities for New Forms of Participation in Urban Transportation Planning

May 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On May 17th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor of Transportation and Urban Planning at MIT. Download Slides Program Digitalization - the use of digital technologies for different services and businesses - increasingly permeates our urban mobility systems, evidenced in the emergence of autonomous vehicles, real-time traffic prediction and control, and transportation network companies (e.g., Uber). For public transportation, digitalization in the form of the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), can provide detailed…

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April 2017

What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like For One Older Industrial Legacy City

April 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On April 26th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Lev Gonick, Chief Executive Officer of DigitalC. Download Slides Program Cleveland's been pioneering the transition from a "gray city" to a "city transformed", led by a network of government leaders, philanthropists, business executives, university leaders, risk-taking entrepreneurs, and community leaders working together to improve conditions in distressed neighborhoods. Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn all about the shape  of these outstanding Cleveland initiatives, including: Integrated…

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