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The Next Urban Future

Hyatt Regency, Sacramento 1209 L Street, Sacramento

Join us on October 3rd for a vigorous conversation on the future of cities. The program will focus on how best to deliver clean energy, better mobility, and greater equity in the Greater Sacramento region and similar cities.

The Future of Street Design


On October 22, 2019, at 10 am PT, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Ed Krafcik of Soofa, Geeti Silwal of Perkins & Will, and Anna Muessig of Gehl.

Smart Region Summit

Arizona State University AZ

Join Meeting of the Minds at the Smart Region Summit, convened by ASU and a diversity of partners. This annual event is focused on the application of new technologies, systems, and innovation strategies for smarter regions. This calendar of events is aimed at elected officials, civic leaders, businesses, technology firms, and community non-profits working to […]

Safe Autonomous Mobility — Human Cognition & Behavior in Automated Driving Systems

On November 19, 2019, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring John Lenneman, Senior Principal Engineer, Collaborative Safety Research Center, Toyota Motor North America Research & Development. Program Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor (MI) is working on forward-thinking human behavior research that will impact autonomous driving technologies, policies, standards, and […]

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


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.

Major Trends Shaping our Cities from 2020 to 2060

On February 12, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring Patrick Condon, author of “Five Rules for Tomorrows Cities: Design in an Age of Urban Migration, Demographic Change, and a Disappearing Middle Class.”

Meeting of the Minds 2020 Annual Summit in Phoenix

Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel 100 N 1st St., Phoenix

Meeting of the Minds is pleased to announce that our 13th annual summit will convene in Phoenix, AZ from February 19-21, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Each year, 400+ urban practitioners convene at the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit to showcase recent successes and to discuss the ongoing challenges facing the future […]

Digitizing Traffic and Parking Data in Cities – Chandler Arizona’s Experience


On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 am PT, Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring Jason Schulz from Verizon and Kerstin Nold from the City of Chandler, AZ.Program The mismatch between available parking spaces and drivers searching for a parking spot in cities is slowly closing with new developments in […]

Shared Mobility in Africa’s Rapidly Growing Cities


On March 25, 2020, Meeting of the Minds hosted a free, live webinar featuring Herrie Schalekamp of the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town.Program Legions of motorcycles, sedans, vans and buses provide public mobility across urban Africa. These for-hire and collective operations fill a spectrum between growing private car fleets and scheduled mass […]