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.”

ABC News Covers Meeting of the Minds 2012

ABC News Covers Meeting of the Minds 2012

Two of the sponsors of Meeting of the Minds - Toyota and Cisco - were featured in the ABC News today. Toyota's Bill Reinert and Cisco's Gordon Feller discussed how the car and the network are working together to provide new mobility solutions in cities. Video...

7 Standout Trends in Future Urban Mobility

7 Standout Trends in Future Urban Mobility

I really enjoy Meeting of the Minds’ unique combination of technology and regional planning. Two of the mobility conference sessions covered the “Urban Mobility Revolution” and carsharing (ZipCar, City CarShare, and peer-to-peer Buzzcar). While the future is anyone’s...

Cisco Thought Leadership Resources from Meeting 2012

Cisco Thought Leadership Resources from Meeting 2012

We're happy to post three resources that Cisco presented this week at Meeting of the Minds in San Francisco. Transforming the City of New York - New Platform for Public-Private Cooperation Ushers in Smart Cities of the Future Smart City Framework - A Systematic...

Urban Innovation and Change

Urban Innovation and Change

The world is urban. Currently over half of the world’s inhabitants live in cities and this is projected to grow to 70% of all people by 2050. Not only are people increasingly gravitating towards cities for economic opportunity, but they are moving to cities because of...

The Potential of Civic Leaders to Leverage Technology

The Potential of Civic Leaders to Leverage Technology

It seems that we are all entrenched in a world full of mobile devices and wireless connections, providing ready access to the digital world. This connection has been said to limit the connectivity we’ve fostered with other people and the community around us. In...

How the Network is Changing Government

How the Network is Changing Government

Read Gordon Feller's in-depth analysis of How the Network is Changing Government (link to PDF) in the recent issue of Public Sector Digest. Feller, the Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds and Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco, discusses the creation of smart and...

Bill Moggridge, 1943-2012

Bill Moggridge, 1943-2012

Meeting of the Minds, Urban Age Institute and Regional Plan Association recognize with great sadness the passing of Bill Moggridge, a giant in the field of innovation and design. Director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, co-founder of IDEO, and designer of...

Innovative ICT Solutions for Urban Connectivity

Innovative ICT Solutions for Urban Connectivity

Growing numbers of urban innovations claim to hold the key to unlock the door to a ‘smarter city’. More often than not, these innovations are being embedded into highly complex projects that aim to achieve greater environmental, economic and social sustainability. In...

July 31, 2012: LED Street Lighting Webinar

July 31, 2012: LED Street Lighting Webinar

Presented by David Baum, VP Philips Roadway Lighting Learn how switching to LED street lighting along with connecting streetlights with smart controls can enhance livability while bringing your city's energy costs under control. This event is part of a pre-"Meeting of...

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