Backstage Interview with Meeting of the Minds Co-Founder
Gordon Feller, Co-Founder and Convenor of Meeting of the Minds, discusses the three majors themes that came out of the 2012 Meeting in San Francisco in this video:
- Innovators need to be empowered and incentivized
- Strong leadership is crucial for creating an environment that enables innovation
- Experts in the public and private sector are breaking down silos and creating a common language in order to solve common challenges
Visit the Cisco blog, where this video first appeared, to read further discussion of Meeting of the Minds from participant Kathy English. An excerpt:
Conferences like this provide real-world examples from today’s leadership and give us inspiration for tomorrow so that we can see how technology can help improve operational efficiencies, stimulate the economy, and help improve department agility, among other things.
Read the full post here: Sustainable Cities & Technology: Insights & Final Thoughts from Meeting of the Minds 2012
Leave your comment below, or reply to others.
Read more from the Meeting of the Minds Blog
Spotlighting innovations in urban sustainability and connected technology
MaaS has a lot to offer to public transit and it’s time to take a closer look at those benefits. Contrary to a common misconception, integration of third-party transit services into the wider public mobility offering doesn’t hurt transit, it actually encourages wider use of public transit, maintaining and even actively increasing ridership. Alternative transit services can address first/last mile problems as well as serve routes that are typically very costly and require a high level of government subsidy (e.g. paratransit), not only increasing revenues for transit agencies but also helping to direct funding and investment back to core transit services.
From June 26th to 28th 2018, urban transport and development practitioners, activists, and researchers from cities around the world convened in Dar es Salaam for the 3rd annual ITDP Mobilize summit. Themed “Making space for mobility in booming cities,” the event...
It is no surprise to those of us in the walking advocacy world that making bus stops accessible and linked to neighborhood sidewalks can increase bus ridership and reduce the number of para-transit trips that are called for. This is a logical outcome of thinking about how people make real life choices about how to get around. What this research demonstrates is an amazing win-win-win for walking and transit advocates. It shows how we can shift trips from autos to transit; give more people more independence by making it possible for them to use regular bus service rather than setting up special, scheduled para-transit trips (some of which require appointments to be made at least 24 hours in advance and only for specified purposes); and save money for transit systems over the long run.