Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future

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2017 Leadership Summit

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Boston Mobility Summit

June 20, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More info →

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The ‘Grand Paris’ era begins

By Greg Scruggs PARIS, France — After the recent terrorist attacks here, followed by a whirlwind climate-change summit, it would …

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San Leandro

A Smarter Greener San Leandro: Committing to a Clean Energy Future with a Community-Powered Microgrid

The United States’ global leadership and commitment to the accords that emerged from the COP21 Paris Climate Conference mark the …

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New York City Aerial

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

The concept of sustainability and sustainable growth and development has largely become a global mantra, and no wonder, we’ve all …

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MotM Hackathon 2015

Stepping Up: Rich Tool Kits for Tomorrow’s Civic Innovators

As enthusiastic hackathon teams gathered in Richmond, California for the second annual Meeting of the Minds (MotM) Civic Hackathon in …

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When Limits Fuel Innovation

How a small-scale pitch competition with fired up 11 urban universities His Shark Tank-style pitch for investment was almost done. …

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Innovator Of The Week

Urban Innovator of the Week: Jerry Paffendorf

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

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How a regulation turned Bologna’s civic pride into action

By Simone D’Antonio BOLOGNA, Italy — A few years ago, a group of women in their 50s living near Bologna’s …

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How India’s Safecity gives women a voice against violence

By Carlin Carr MUMBAI, India — Elsa D’Silva remembers clearly the day in 2012 when news broke of a horrific …

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