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How Behavioral Science is Helping to Advance Systemic Change in Cities and in the Justice System

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On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:00am PT (2:00pm ET), Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring a conversation with two US-based practitioners who are leading systems-level change initiatives—one in the justice system, and the other across an entire city—aimed at undoing systemic racism. Sharing their inspiring approach, characterizing their day-to-day work, and relating their fresh perspectives on this webinar will be Erika Anthony, recent former VP of Government Relations & Strategy with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and Alexander Shermansong, founder and principal of Civic Consulting USA.

Responding to Waves of Extreme Events: Long-Term and Short-Term Sustainability and Resiliency from Philly and Fayetteville

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On April 15, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring Christine Knapp of Philadelphia, PA, Peter Nierengarten of Fayetteville, AR, and Tripp Borstel of ENGIE Impact.

In the face of a changing climate and responding to COVID-19, city leaders are facing an altogether new reality and paradigm. For cities that lead on climate action, how can they balance addressing critical needs while driving ambitious sustainability and resiliency strategies? How do we design city systems to help the most vulnerable amid overlapping crises? Join us as we speak to sustainability leaders from two cities leading on climate action - Philadelphia and Fayetteville.

City Champions of Open Source: How It Works Within and For Cities

On September 9th, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will convened a free, live webinar featuring Bibiana McHugh of Portland TriMet, Sean Holman of Ellis and Associates, and Jascha Franklin-Hodge of the Open Mobility Foundation Program Now more than ever, governments need digital tools to effectively and equitably manage transportation in the rapidly evolving mobility space. […]

Lean Solutions for Mean Times: Finding New Value by Putting Data to Work

On November 18th, 2020, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Fabrice Servant of Dassault Systémes and John Cerone of SHoP Architects.Program Overlapping crises throughout 2020 have revealed the importance of real-time information for local and state government, as well as those who design cities, to make urgent choices. Tough decisions are […]

Place and Well-Being: The 15-Minute Neighborhood and Lessons from Covid-19

On December 9th, 2020, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Aimee Gauthier and Christina Jang of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). Program This December 9th, two executives from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) will brief us on new research related to health and access in […]

Governing Complex Emergencies for Cities and Regions

On January 18, 2020 at 10am PST, Meeting of the Minds will convene a free, live webinar featuring Ainara Fernández Tortosa of UCLG and Philipp Rode of LSE Cities.Program Over the last few years, city and regional governments have begun to play an increasingly critical role in confronting complex emergencies, assisting with defining, deliberating, decision […]