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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 […]

Place Matters: How Cities Can Compete in the Next Future of Work Paradigm

On April 21, 2021, at 10am PDT, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Sean Audian, City Innovation Lead for the City of Wellington City Council (New Zealand), as well as Desmond Dickerson and Robert H. Brown of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work.

Life is a Highway: Roadways as Platforms for Innovation

On May 19, 2021, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Steve Hamilton, a Senior Manager in Deloitte's Infrastructure & Capital Projects Practice and Steve Truebner, Sales Director, Connected Communities for Black & Veatch.Program The arteries of America, urban highways and rural backroads have become platforms for innovation to address overlapping challenges […]

Chocolate Cities — Co-Creating Liberated Spaces for People of Color


ThirdSpace Action Lab (TSAL) will share their observations and insights from the 2020 twin pandemics - COVID-19 and racial uprising - and its impact locally and nationally. They will also introduce and share their newest labor of love - Chocolate City Cleveland - a multigenerational, multimedia, and multidisciplinary experiment intended to preserve our collective memory of a better past, as to imagine a brighter future for Cleveland’s Black neighborhoods and beyond.


Preparing for $550B in Federal Funding: Resilient and Climate Ready Infrastructure


This event is part of a new series of small, interactive, virtual workshops we're calling Desktop Workshops. This Desktop Workshop is only available to alumni of the Executive Cohort program and limited to 14 total participants. First come, first served. Participants will follow Chatham House rules. The event fee is $50.  Alumni: Sign in to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]