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March 2018

Lessons from Autonomous Shuttle Service and Multi-Modal Shifts in Las Vegas

March 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On March 14, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Clément Michel and Andreas Mai from Keolis and Sarah Swigart from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. Download Slides Program During this webinar, we will hear from the CEO and EVP of Market Development and Innovation at Keolis - a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, carrying nearly 50 million people via train, bus and taxi each year through public contracts. Join…

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February 2018

Sacramento’s Urban Innovation Agenda

February 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

On February 7, 2018, at 10am PST, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Maria MacGunigal and Louis Stewart from the City of Sacramento. Watch archive recording Download slides   Program The last two years have been particularly transformational for Sacramento as redevelopment of the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods has catalyzed new investment and economic development. The City of Sacramento recently announced a $100M partnership with Verizon making Sacramento the first city in the country with commercially available…

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January 2018

The Release of Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan: Integrating Health & Equity into Regional Decision Making

January 10, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

On January 10, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Mandu Sen and Christopher Jones of the Regional Plan Association. Download slides Program After almost a decade of work, one of the nation’s most venerable think-tanks has just released the Fourth Regional Plan to guide future development and planning of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This webinar will provide an overview of the Fourth Regional Plan and then dig into how it is proposing to integrate health into regional decision making.…

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November 2017

Putting People First: Analysis Can Place Citizens at the Center of Smart City Projects

November 30, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

On November 30th, from 10-11am PST, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Justin Bibb of Gallup and Kim Zentz of Urbanova.

The group will discuss the results of their people-centered research, involving qualitative in-depth interviews, discussions with key stakeholders, and a comprehensive local, regional and national data review to uncover public priorities that smart city projects can address.

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September 2017

How the Innovation Incubator (IN2) is Scaling Emerging Cleantech Solutions for Energy Smart Buildings

September 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On September 27th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Ashley Grosh of Wells Fargo, David Roe of LiquidCool Solutions, and Eric Kozubal of National Renewable Energy Lab. Download slides Program How can a financial institution and a national laboratory partner to support breakthrough technology innovations to solve the energy and climate crisis in the building space? What are the necessary conditions that make such successes possible? To answer those questions we'll be hearing about the IN2 program…

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August 2017

Leveraging Cell Phones and Citizens to Transform Public Transport: Lessons from Nairobi

August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

On August 23rd, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Jackie Klopp from Columbia University & Digital Matatus Project and Henry Ochieng from Kenyan Alliance of Resident Associations. Download Slides Program The rapid spread of cellphones across the globe creates new opportunities to engage citizens to improve public transport in our cities. Using cellphones, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) and the Kenyan Alliance of Resident Associations surveyed Nairobi residents for the first time in Nairobi history about what they wanted from their…

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July 2017

Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

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

On July 26th, 2017, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen from Black & Veatch, Jim O'Gara from Deloitte Advisory, and Marisa Walker from Arizona Commerce Authority. <!--Download Slides--> Program Black & Veatch and Deloitte are teaming to transform and optimize U.S. border regions with smart technologies to boost security, management and efficiency in the movement of people and goods across our borders, as well as enhance connectivity and economic development in the nearby communities which,…

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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

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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