Why Haven’t Public-Private Partnerships Caught on for Infrastructure Financing in the US?

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Why Haven’t Public-Private Partnerships Caught on for Infrastructure Financing in the US?
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Transformation of the Electric Grid

Five states top Grid Modernization Index About half of all new electricity generating capacity in the United States now comes …

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Urban Innovator of the Week: Jose Corona

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For …

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Municipal governments like to court big, headline-generating corporations to their jurisdictions. But truly strong and vibrant cities are built from …

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The Key to Green Cities and Mindsets: Densification

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How Can I Deliver Better Projects in My Smart City?

The world is watching – 10 Game Changing Characteristics Globally city managers are faced with an ever-increasing city population and …

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Recent Talks

Innovations in Financing Infrastructure

George W. "Mac" McCarthy, president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, explores the use of the mechanism of value capture to finance urban infrastructure -- widely used in Latin America, but just starting to get attention in the U.S.

Food System Mapping and Resiliency Planning: Where Is Your Food Coming From During the Next Superstorm?

This session highlights urban food mapping and resiliency strategies in three cities—Boston, New York and San Francisco.

Setting the Context: Richmond’s Innovations at Work

Hear from some of Richmond's local leaders regarding only a few of the many revitalization projects taking place in the City of Richmond.

Local Answers for Under-Resourced Cities – The Future of Partnerships, Pro Bono and Service-Based Innovation

Find out how new private sector partnership models and pro bono services enable city government to implement lasting solutions. Many cities from New York to Chicago to Minneapolis-St. Paul to San Jose have successfully adapted the Civic Consulting model and are now working with civic-minded businesses on large-scale civic innovations with meaningful impact.

2015 Meeting of the Minds Civic and Industrial Hackathon Winners

The top three Civic and Industrial Hackathon teams presented the apps and IoT solutions they developed as part of the 2015 Meeting of the Minds Hackathon. Their challenge was to develop an application for smart and sustainable cities that is directly relevant to the needs of Richmond.

Sharing the Road: BRT & Global South Urban Mobility

How are Global South cities in Latin America and Africa developing and implementing BRT and solving the interface between people and mobility systems? This session explores the factors required to make BRT work and compares the BRT trends in these countries to North American cities.

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