• Speaker

  • Moderator

June 16, 2010
4 – 6:30 pmRegistration at Omaha Hilton
6 pm

First bus departs for reception at Gallup Inc.

Walking group departs Hilton lobby (walk to Gallup Headquarters is about 13 blocks)

6:15 pmSecond bus departs for reception at Gallup Inc.
6:30 pm

Reception at Gallup Inc.

Jointly convened with Kauffman Foundation and the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

June 17, 2010
8 amRegistration opens on 2nd floor (meetings level) of Qwest Center with coffee service, just across the street or skywalk from the Hilton Omaha
9 am

Welcome from the Host

  • W. Cecil Steward, FAIA, President and CEO, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

What is the “Meeting of the Minds”?

  • Gordon Feller, Urban Age
9:15 am

City Story Number 1 – East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative: Case Study of Responsible, Sustainable Urban Development

  • Charles Rutheiser, Senior Fellow, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Tony Cipollone, SVP and Director of Civic Sites, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Christopher Shea, President and CEO, East Baltimore Development Inc.
10:15 am

City Story Number 2 – Making Waves: In the Space Between Ideas and Action, San Francisco

  • Gabriel Metcalf, Executive Director, SPUR: San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association

City Story Numbers 3 and 4 – Rotterdam – Delft Climate Change Program: Clean Tech Delta

How Two Innovative EU Cities Are Dealing with Climate Change

  • Saskia Ruijsink, Specialist, urban and regional management, Institute For Housing And Urban Development Studies

Screening of IHS’s new short film

10:50 am

Unveiling of the 2010 Winners of The Re-Skinning award

  • Ron Dembo, Founder and Chairman, Zerofootprint

In the lobby area, Omri Stern of Zerofootprint will showcase the tools described during Dr. Dembo’s presentation

11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:30 amFour Breakouts

Break Out Session #1: Living Labs: What Cities and Their Neighborhoods Can Become

  • Moderator: Neal Peirce, Chairman, Citistates; Syndicated Columnist, Washington Post Group
  • Matthew Hobby, Director, Standard & Poor’s, Corporate Finance Utilities & Infrastructure Group
  • Gary Lawrence, Former Urban Strategies Leader, Arup Ltd.; Former Redmond, Washington, City Manager; Former City of Seattle, Washington, Planning Director
  • Richard R. Bell, Chairman and CEO, HDR, Inc.

Break Out Session #2: Financing Affordable and Social Housing Globally: Projects that Succeed

  • Moderator:Barbara Hewson, Chief of the Urban Finance Branch, United Nations-Habitat
  • Arun Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets, International Finance Corp. (World Bank Group)
  • Durgham Maraee, Senior Investment Officer, Palestine Investment Fund
  • Ann Marshall, Managing Director, NewLine Capital
  • Chandula Abeywickrema, CEO, Hatton National Bank & Trust

Break Out Session #3: Sustainability at the City Level: Comprehensive Plans Adopting Sustainability

  • Moderator: Milo Mumgaard, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Lincoln
  • Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Randy Wetmore, Assistant City Manager/Sustainability Coordinator, City of Des Moines; Sustainability Coordinator, City of St. Louis

Break Out Session #4: Sustainability at the City Level: The Energy-Efficiency Imperative

  • Moderator: Kristi Wamstad-Evans, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Omaha
  • Beth Conover, Director, Greenprint Denver
  • Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, Department of Environment, City of Chicago
  • Gayle Prest, Sustainability Director, City of Minneapolis
12:30 pm

Luncheon, hosted by the City of Omaha

  • Remarks by Mayor Jim Suttle, Omaha

1:15 pm

High Speed Rail: Could It Help Transform City/Regional Development?

  • Moderator: Tom Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
  • Stephen Robillard, Vice President, High Speed Rail USA
  • Mark Patterson, Office of Policy and Communications, Federal Railway Administration
  • Axel Meisen, Chair of Foresight, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
  • David Crane, Special Advisor to the Governor for Jobs and Economic Growth, Member of the Board, California High Speed Rail Authority
2:15 pm

The Sustainable City in the Sustainable Region: Examples from the American West and Great Plains

  • Moderator: Peter Pollock, Ronald Smith Fellow, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Robert Lang, Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada; Director, Brookings Mountain West at UNLV; Interim Executive Director, The Lincy Institute at UNLV
  • Peter Park, Manager of Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
  • Tom Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
3:15 pm

Choosing Metrics for Sustainability: A Proposal for Business and the Municipality

  • W. Cecil Steward, FAIA, President and CEO, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Sharon B. Kuska, PhD, PE, LEED AP, Vice-President, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
3:40 pm

Soul of the Community: What Gallup’s City-Focused Research in 2009 and 2010 Reveals

  • Katie Wreed Bell, Partner, Global Well Being, Gallup Inc.
4 pm

Report from the Energy Innovation Summit, Convened June 16 in Omaha

  • Howard Buffett, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council; Former Special Assistant, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture,
4:30 pmShort Reports from Breakout Session Moderators
5 pmWrap-up and Conclusion
7 pmNo-host dinner (optional) reservations made at restaurants in Omaha’s Old Market neighborhood, for 25 to 30 people at each location
June 18, 2010
8:45 am

Recapping and Retooling for Day Two

  • Gordon Feller, Urban Age, San Rafael, California – USA
9:15 am

The Learning City: A Precondition for Successful and Sustainable Cities to Emerge?

  • Tim Campbell, Chairman, Urban Age Institute; Former Urban Programs Manager, World Bank Institute
9:40 am

The View From the Obama Administration

  • Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Marian Urquilla, Director, Program Strategies, Living Cities, Former Executive Director and Co-founder, Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative
10:20 amVideo from Washington, D.C.
10:30 am

Making Inclusion a Centerpiece of City Development Strategy

  • Ricardo Charvel, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Communications, CEMEX
10:50 am Coffee Break
11:15 am

2030 A.D. – Looking Ahead Using 20-20 Vision

  • Lauralee Martin, Executive Vice President, CFO and COO, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
  • Susan Zielinski, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Nicholas You, Senior Advisor, Policy and Strategic Planning, United Nations – Habitat
12 pm

The Energy-Water-Transport Nexus: From Crisis to Mega-Crisis?

  • Bill Reinert, National Manager, Advanced Technology Programs, Toyota Motor Sales USA
  • Stuart E. Weidie, President/CEO, The Blossman Companies, President, Alliance AutoGas
12:30 pmLuncheon, hosted by the City of Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Remarks by Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln, Nebraska – USA

Presentation: The Big Picture, as Seen from Down Under

  • Yehudi Blacher, Secretary, Department of Planning and Community Development, Government of Victoria, Victorian Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia; Former Director of Local Government, Victoria; Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Human Services; Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet
1:45 pm

Showcase Session

Four five-minute project pitches 7 thumbnail presentations from urban innovators

2:15 pm

Conclusion and Thanks: Moving On and Next Steps

  • W. Cecil Steward, FAIA, President and CEO, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Gordon Feller, Urban Age Institute
2:45 pmDepartures for airport, train station, bus station
Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations: