Meeting of the Minds 2013 Final Report

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Innovation through Inclusion: Lessons from Medellín and Barcelona

For more than a century, Medellín has been known world-wide.  For Spanish-speaking members of the “Greatest Generation,” Medellín is where …


Urban Centers and Climate Change: Implications from the IPCC’s New Report

Photo credits: IPCC On March 31st, 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second of three reports …

Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtowns That Are Sustainable and Healthy

In a reversal from trends of the last century, U.S. central cities are now growing faster than their suburbs, according …

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Going “garbage-free” is not easy in Bangalore

By Sumit Chakraberty BANGALORE, India — As 38-year-old Annamma holds up her government-issued ID card, she can’t stop grinning. She …

Smart City

To Find Big Opportunities in Smart Cities, Go Small

The smart city is a global phenomenon driven by a confluence of rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, and advances in information …

Oakland CA

illuminating ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30am to Noon, Oakland Convention Center (1001 Broadway, Oakland) The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce presents …

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