Announcements

City of Glasgow Wins £24 Million to Build Future Cities Demonstrator

To stimulate the national economy, the United Kingdom government has organized initiatives to promote various industries. These initiatives are called catapults. One of these catapults was organized by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to focus on a...

Amsterdam and San Francisco Seek Solutions to Common Urban Challenges

A group of 50+ entrepreneurs, students, urban planners, government officials & private sector executives gathered at the Dutch Consulate of San Francisco yesterday to compare notes on U.S. and Dutch solutions to shared urban challenges. The event marked the...

Photos of Roundtable Discussion at SF Dutch Consulate

Roundtable at Dutch Consulate of San Francisco, a set on Flickr.Photos from the roundtable discussion with Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels at the Dutch Consulate of San...

Select Tweets From the Roundtable Discussion with Carolien Gehrels

A collection of tweets that occurred during the January 21st event at the Dutch Consulate. The hashtag for the event was #urbansolutions. God created the world, but the dutch made Holland. #urbansolutions— Hernan Pelassini (@hernanp) January 21, 2013 The...

San Francisco Happy Hour Brings Together Urban Innovators

Last night a group of like-minded urban sustainability geeks gathered at a bar in San Francisco for the first Meeting of the Minds happy hour. The meet-up brought together approximately 30 people working in or interested in urban planning, sustainable development,...

This Week in Climate Change News

American cities have faced record-breaking droughts and superstorms throughout 2012, as well as a contentious presidential campaign that simultaneously and inexplicably ignored the topic of climate change. However, the reelection of President Barack Obama gives us the...

The Star of Greenbuild 2012

Passion. Fire. Intensity. Collaboration. A fervor for sustainability and green building. That is what Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco was all about. Granted, this was the first Greenbuild of my life, and I’m sure the past conference and expo’s have been filled with...

Weekly Round-up of Smart City News

This is a weekly round-up of interesting blog posts and news from urban sustainability thought leaders around the world. As the NHS, the public health care system in the United Kingdom, works to put their health records online by 2015, the are looking to the US for...

Ontario’s Minister Duguid Announces Toronto 2013

At Meeting of the Minds in San Francisco this year we were grateful to have Brad Duguid, the Minister of Economic Development and Innovation for Ontario, Canada with us via Cisco’s TelePresence Technology to announce Toronto as the host city for Meeting of the...

Is CareerBuilder a City Builder?

While on our scouting trip to Toronto this week for Meeting of the Minds 2013, we visited the Careerbuilder offices to talk about cities and urban innovation. Did you know that CareerBuilder recently acquired the big-data analysis company Economic Modeling Specialists...

Presidio Presents at The Hub in San Francisco

Meeting of the Minds co-founder and convener, Gordon Feller, spoke tonight at a Presidio Presents event at The Hub in San Francisco. The panel, which included Justin Lovitz of AutoDesk and Peter Graf from SAP, spoke about the panelists beginnings in urban...

Superstorm Sandy – A Climate Change Reality Check

Superstorm Sandy brought both devastation and a climate change reality check when she hit the Eastern Seaboard last night. Social media feeds, including Twitter and Facebook, are full of climate change discussions, yet climate change has been largely absent from our...