Talks

Urban Sustainable Food Systems, Youth, and Employment

Can we unite Urban youth employment and sustainable food systems to make cities more equitable, livable and sustainable? Learn about how the Town Kitchen has developed a hybrid for-profit/non-profit model to tackle this head on.

Empowering Communities to Act: Lessons from California’s Leadership on Climate, Energy, Environment

The November 2016 election is a critical moment for climate change and environmental justice. This presentation describes how big the stakes are for citizens and for leaders, how leaders can show the way, whether elected or appointed, and how they partner with both private companies and the independent sector to make positive things happen.

V-to-X: Linking Vehicles to Infrastructure and Leveraging Smart City Data

Connected devices and cloud-based software solutions are rapidly disrupting and changing the landscape of transportation. What is in store for us as we move towards a more seamless, less congested and altogether altered transportation future?

Civic Innovation and Urban Fiscal Health, Transparency and Accountability

This session dives into how new, agile software development is enabling the way government does procurement, improves the user experience, and increases transparency, efficiency, and accountability, while touching on technology innovations at the federal and local level regarding immigration services, healthcare, voting and the fiscal health of cities - all core functions that make cities equitable, sustainable and livable.

The Big Shift: Rethinking Cities in an Age of Intelligent Machines

As Toyota Research Institute’s CTO looks around corners, Dr. Kuffner and his $1B+ organization are busy building intelligent machines of the future. What’s the urban mobility future?

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.

Health: A Critical Missing Element of Economic Vitality

Despite increasing expenditures in health, the US is falling in key indicators of health. Pioneers in the health field are now focused on how to improve health through integration with upstream determinants of health such as education, the built-environment, micro-finance, and community organizing. This session will feature leading national initiatives that are breaking new ground through innovative models of deep multi-sector collaboration.

Urban Innovator Spotlight

Issue Media Group and Meeting of the Minds are proud to announce a new initiative, made possible by support from the Kresge Foundation.

Remixing the 21st Century Transport Recipe

As the Toyota Mirai launched in California in October, we might have asked ourselves “why should we care about Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles?” The answer has less to do with the car as it does the dawn of a “Hydrogen Society.”

Are We There Yet? Getting Farther Down the Road to the Smart City

This unique session brings together leaders from different smart city sectors to discuss how a more comprehensive approach can truly be accomplished if we are to successfully upgrade more cities into smart and connected places to live, work and play.

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