The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit 2018

November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA
North America’s premier event on smart and sustainable cities.
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November 14 via GoToWebinar

Innovating and Managing Transit in the Era of New Mobility

Please join us in a conversation with TriMet, the public transportation agency in the Portland, OR metropolitan area, as they talk about how they are adapting to new mobility technologies, partnerships, and opportunities.

November 27-29 in Sacramento, California

Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit 2018

The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, featuring over 90 speakers and two+ days of thought leadership on urban sustainability, connected technology, social equity, and innovation.

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Cities Need Forecasted Data to Make Impactful Emissions Reductions

From an energy type standpoint, a city’s electric utility can make a big difference regarding which actions cities should undertake. For instance, a city in the service territory of an electric utility with ambitious plans to decarbonize its generation mix may want to focus greater attention on future emissions scenarios versus current emissions when making decisions on priorities. This would mean focusing actions on transportation, space heating, and industrial processes, since those would likely be greater contributors to emissions (vs. electricity) in such a future scenario.

The Value of Analytics in Smart Parking

The Value of Analytics in Smart Parking

While it may sound like a simple process, there are challenges to consider when it comes to the effectiveness of parking sensors, such as their location. For example, in-ground sensors, a technology used by some cities in the past, presented a myriad of problems, including ineffective readings that can result in unreliable data and lost revenue.

Uber’s Mobility Dream Might Be a Consumer Nightmare

Uber’s Mobility Dream Might Be a Consumer Nightmare

In the long run, even the largest, most powerful cities will struggle to rein in sophisticated global mobility companies. Thoughtful regulation at the state and federal level will eventually be necessary. Cities are becoming more active in setting policy for emerging services like bikes and scooters, and can incorporate thoughtful requirements in their license schemes. There are steps that government can take today to avoid some of the worst long-term risks.

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