Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis

PPPs, Tiny Homes, and Air Rights. Join us on July 13 at 9am PT →

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Meeting of the Minds 2016

October 25-27, 2016 in Richmond, CA. Click for more info →

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What is Meeting of the Minds?

Meeting of the Minds is a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco, CA. Find out more.

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The Annual

Read our annual magazine, featuring the best articles from the Blog.

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Meeting of the Minds is a global thought leadership network and knowledge sharing platform focused on urban sustainability.

Now in it's 10th year, Meeting of the Minds brings together leaders from multiple sectors and diverse geographies to share ideas and work together to shape a common agenda. Events include monthly webinars, in-person workshops, pop-up events and an annual summit held in California each fall.

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Recent Blog Posts

Lake Tahoe Hydropower

Bringing Water into the 21st Century: Managing Water with Open Data

I chaired a session during the 4th Annual Silicon Valley Energy & Sustainability Summit organized by The Silicon Valley Leadership Group. …

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Cleaning up Manila’s Pasig River, one tributary at a time

By Anna Valmero MANILA, Philippines — When the American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham came to Manila more than …

Chicago Skyline

Empowering the Chicago City Council for the Digital Age

I am sure you’re familiar with some of the huge challenges facing the great city of Chicago: public safety, education …

Clean Energy

Energy Productivity Will Be a Lynchpin of Achieving a 2-Degree Carbon Future

The narrative on energy is one of possibility and progress. Recent events on the international climate calendar, from the seventh …

Brooklyn Bridge View

Shaping Tomorrow’s Cities Through Technology

As a native New Yorker, you learn to trust your gut. I’ve spent the last 10 years in New York …

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How London uses crowdfunding to build projects — and community

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays LONDON, United Kingdom — Architect Chris Romer-Lee had a wild idea: Why not turn part of the …

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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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