Meeting of the Minds

The 2007 Meeting of the Minds convened in Oakland (California, USA) with Toyota as lead sponsor.

This Meeting of the Minds brought together two largely disconnected worlds that many think need to be more closely engaged and integrated: those of us working to create greener cities, and those of us working to improve urban transportation.

A central question for our deliberations was this: “What city designs, urban vehicles, fuels and transportation strategies do we need if our future urban centers are to become environmentally sound and more sustainable?”

Meeting of the Minds created an opportunity to help shape a brighter future of more sustainable cities and vehicles. We encouraged participants to share their practical experience and to engage new ideas – particularly ones that can help cities reduce their carbon footprint, ease traffic congestion, and stimulate growth that is both smarter and greener.

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