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June 2017

Automation and Coordination Tools for More Effective City Project Delivery

June 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On June 14th, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Brian Saldutti from Oracle and Terrance DeGray, Stephanie Lightner, and Nicole Solia-Velarde from Cordoba Corporation. Download Slides Program Cordoba Corporation, a nationally recognized engineering, program and construction management firm, develops some of the most complex and notable infrastructure projects in California. Contracted as the Bond Management Team at Long Beach City College, Cordoba provides comprehensive project and construction management services in support of a nearly $1.5 billion capital program…

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May 2017

Digitalization: Opportunities for New Forms of Participation in Urban Transportation Planning

May 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On May 17th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor of Transportation and Urban Planning at MIT. Download Slides Program Digitalization - the use of digital technologies for different services and businesses - increasingly permeates our urban mobility systems, evidenced in the emergence of autonomous vehicles, real-time traffic prediction and control, and transportation network companies (e.g., Uber). For public transportation, digitalization in the form of the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), can provide detailed…

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April 2017

What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like For One Older Industrial Legacy City

April 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On April 26th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Lev Gonick, Chief Executive Officer of DigitalC. Download Slides Program Cleveland's been pioneering the transition from a "gray city" to a "city transformed", led by a network of government leaders, philanthropists, business executives, university leaders, risk-taking entrepreneurs, and community leaders working together to improve conditions in distressed neighborhoods. Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn all about the shape  of these outstanding Cleveland initiatives, including: Integrated…

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March 2017

Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future

March 29, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT

On March 28th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring James Kuffner, Chief Technology Officer of Toyota Research Institute. Download slides Program The future is suddenly under the microscope inside every automaker's lab and boardroom, no matter whether that company is small or large. In the race towards a driverless future, what are we really ready to accept in our daily lives? What technologies are already helping us to leapfrog into the world of tomorrow? What is…

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February 2017

Creating a Path to a Smart City Workforce

February 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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Register Program In our hyper-connected age, cities are acutely aware of their dependence upon a well-educated, diverse and entrepreneurial citizenry -- to be competitive, to fuel innovation and to stimulate economic growth. There isn’t a single, silver-bullet-solution that will magically provide cities with the workforce needed for success in a digital world. However, there are some investments and pragmatic steps which cities and businesses can take (together) to create a smarter, more agile, competitive workforce. This webcast will explore: New…

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January 2017

Adapting Payment Systems to New Mobility Solutions

January 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

At 10am PT on January 31, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Matthew Hudson of Transport for London and Boris Karsch of Cubic Transportation Systems. Download Slides Program Delivering mobility solutions to citizens in a time of increased urbanization and rapidly evolving technology is a challenge to many city leaders. The digital transformation of mobility services through mobile applications, for example ride sharing, bike sharing and other shared mobility services, has shown widespread success in the marketplace.…

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December 2016

Learning from Boston: Mobility, Innovation, and Delightful Spaces

December 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On December 5th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Kris Carter from the City of Boston's Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, and Mary Skelton Roberts from the Barr Foundation. This webinar took a deep dive into Boston's climate change, mobility, and civic innovation efforts. The presenters will discuss efforts to expand active transport, new ways to spur civic engagement, and successes and failures in creating more intuitive and delightful public spaces. We will hear from…

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November 2016

Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership

November 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm PDT

On November 15th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Diane Davis and Lily Song of the TUT-POL project at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Archive Video Slides Download slides(PDF) Program What makes it possible for democratically governed cities to move forward with innovative transportation policies that advance mobility and sustainability goals? How have key leaders and advocates in such cities been able to overcome the various administrative, fiscal, environmental and political obstacles that have prevented more…

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September 2016

SMART Cities: Global Trends, Local Delivery – Case Studies from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States

September 28, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

On September 28th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Hans Teuben of Deloitte Consulting in Amsterdam, Denise Lee of Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States, and Jim O'Gara of Deloitte & Touche LLP  in the United States. Archive Recording Download Slides Program Better place making, governance, planning, and partnerships are requirements at the heart of making “smarter” cities and communities. Join a panel of global Deloitte leaders from the Netherlands, South Africa, and the…

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July 2016

Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis: PPPs, Tiny Homes, and Air Rights

July 13, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

On July 13th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar, featuring Darin Dinsmore, Founder & CEO, Crowdbrite, and Patrick Kennedy, Owner, Panoramic Interests. Archive Recording Program The housing crisis is not relegated to developing world cities. It continues to worsen as low-income and middle class families are pushed out and cities are increasingly falling behind in building affordable housing solutions. Patrick Kennedy and his firm–Panoramic Interests – have developed a suite of creative solutions including negotiating…

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June 2016

Financing and Building Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Cities

June 8, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

On June 8th from 9-10am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar, featuring Andrea Chen of Propeller and Napoleon Wallace of Self-Help. Archive Recording Program Andrea Chen and Napoleon Wallace are two excellent examples of leaders blending the worlds of entrepreneurship, social impact, job creation, and economic opportunities in America’s cities. All too often, these words seem diabolically opposed to each other. How can a start-up or new business create jobs, pay living wages and solve the food…

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May 2016

Collaborative Utility – City Innovations for a Distributed Energy Future

May 11, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

On May 11 from 10:30-11:30 am Pacific Time, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar, featuring Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Leandro CA, and Jennifer James, Director of Smart City Solutions, Black & Veatch. Archive Recording Program The electric power industry is in the midst of a transformation as it shifts from a centrally controlled one-way generation, transmission and distribution system to a diverse, distributed and interactive one with more players, technologies and customer choice. Energy…

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