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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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Urban Sustainability Happy Hour Meet Up

April 5, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Churchill, 198 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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A San Francisco tradition! On the first Thursday of each month, come have a casual drink with others working on innovations in urban sustainability and connected technology.

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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

The Future of Cities

February 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

As they grow, cities will consume more land, present greater pollution challenges and concentrate greater shares of global wealth, raising new questions about sustainability and equity in our global society. How can we effectively plan for the influx of people and the inevitable pressure on city resources it will present while fighting urban sprawl? Can social norms, political institutions and even economic activity help us to promote sustainable cities? As more traditional communities transform from smaller, separate townships to sprawling urban centers, how do we reorient our thinking to solve these challenges?

Join us as Dr. Blair Ruble, distinguished scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center, discusses how we can make the cities of the future more resilient and more equitable.

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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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December 2017

Smart Cities of 2030: Communities Empowered by Tech

December 5, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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Presented by Verizon in partnership with Meeting of the Minds. Final Program Taking a step back from gadgets, widgets, platforms, and products, how can the citizen experience be transformed through a truly “smart” community strategy? Can we get to a place where the city of 2030 is not bogged down by tech, but rather, seamlessly connected with a focus on community engagement and empowerment? What do residents really need to improve their quality of life? Where are the gaps and…

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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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October 2017

Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit 2017

October 23, 2017, 7:30 am - October 25, 2017, 7:00 pm PDT

The 11th annual Meeting of the Minds Leadership Summit will convene in Cleveland, Ohio from October 23-25th at the Global Center for Health Innovation.

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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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