Using “Pop-Up” Strategies to Realize Lasting Impacts in The Public Realm

During the Mobilize Summit, urban transport and development practitioners come together alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects grounded in equity. All the panelists agreed about the need to help decision-makers trust and believe that change is possible. “For instance, everyone thought rampant bike theft in Medellín would be the inevitable downfall of our bike share program, but it just didn’t happen that way,” explained Lina. “Our early adopters were the ‘rock stars’ who helped change hearts and minds simply through their passionate embrace and adoption of cycling.”

Presidio Presents at The Hub in San Francisco

Presidio Presents at The Hub in San Francisco

Meeting of the Minds co-founder and convener, Gordon Feller, spoke tonight at a Presidio Presents event at The Hub in San Francisco. The panel, which included Justin Lovitz of AutoDesk and Peter Graf from SAP, spoke about the panelists beginnings in urban...

What is Infrastructure?

What is Infrastructure?

Times change and the language people speak change with them. The word “infrastructure” is bandied about a lot now, and the concept is a useful one. It’s generally used to describe the physical systems that hold us together and underlie our economy and ways of life....

The Smartest Building in the USA

The Smartest Building in the USA

With the completion of the Duke Energy Center (DEC) in Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), the path has been laid for smart buildings to become the new standard in commercial real estate. What exactly does it take to be the smartest building in America? When they decided...

Questions and Answers on the Future of Urban Mobility

Questions and Answers on the Future of Urban Mobility

Meeting of the Minds 2012 featured an all-star line-up of urban mobility experts in the panel, Where is the Urban Mobility Revolution Headed? The participants included: Moderator: Bill Reinert Susan Shaheen Eric Cahill Susan Zielinski Scott Samuelsen A Q&A at the end...

SmartPlanet Coverage of Meeting of the Minds 2012

SmartPlanet Coverage of Meeting of the Minds 2012

SmartPlanet's Rachel King continued her excellent coverage of Meeting of the Minds 2012 this week with two articles focused on Colin Harrison and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Excerpts: ‘Smart’ cities organize services around needs The digital and physical worlds...

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