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New Findings on the Impact of AVs on Urban Space, Inequality and Outward Migration

On Feb 16, 2022, Meeting of the Minds convened a free webinar featuring Chris Zegras, Professor, Mobility and Urban Planning; Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT.Archive Recording Recorded 2/16/2022ProgramBased on research conducted by a team at the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), and recently published in the academic journal Cities, […]

The Role of Social Systems in Preparing, Responding and Recovering from Catastrophic Events

On January 18, 2022, at 10am PT, Meeting of the Minds will convene a free webinar featuring Jose Holguin-Veras, William H. Hart Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Program After massive disasters and catastrophes, communities’ infrastructure and communication systems can be severely affected to the point that they cease to function. Yet aid floods in when infrastructure […]

Equitable Local Economic Recovery: How to Rebuild Thriving Downtowns

On October 20, 2021, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Ilana Preuss, author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing.Program Most local economic development strategies do not specifically focus on how to build a more racially inclusive community of business owners, address our urban-rural divide of […]