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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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Recent Blog Posts

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Finding Success in the 21st-Century Community

Communities must rethink their business model to successfully respond to major stressors: (1) rapid population growth and urbanization; (2) declining …

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American Urban Innovators are Filling Crucial Gaps

Together, Meeting of the Minds and Urban Innovation Exchange launched the Urban Innovator Series just 25 weeks ago with the …

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In Uganda’s small but fast-growing cities, one planner is not enough

By Amy Fallon JINJA, Uganda — Located on Lake Victoria at the source of the River Nile, Jinja is literally …

Innovator Of The Week

Urban Innovator of the Week: Gregory Peckham

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

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Adapting to Adaptation: A Roadmap to How We Will Live in 2050

How to know where climate change leads us? Climate scientists have discovered, and elaborately described, dramatic changes in the Earth’s …

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Medellín’s ‘Metropolitan Greenbelt’ adds public space while healing old wounds

By Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk MEDELLIN, Colombia — The border was right here, says Juan Villamizar as he firmly …

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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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