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Recent Talks

Looking Backwards and Forward Towards the Next Ten Years

As we look back on the last 10 years of Meeting of the Minds, where were we blind, what trends did we not see coming, and how does that inform the way we see the next 10 years?

Building Great Cities, Public Life, and Creative Citizenship

Great cities are art cities, made up of communities that are fueled by the collective imagination, aspirations, and actions of the people. What role do cultural centers play in instigating public life and creative citizenship in their communities?

Leading Cyber-Threats for Smarter Urban Communities

This session is a tour d’horizon as we assess whether our cyber-problems have gotten worse as technologies are deployed and what we can do about it.

Connecting a Fragmented Ecosystem of Providers: Tackling Hunger in Cities

Hunger is not a problem about food scarcity. It’s a problem of access, waste, and partnerships. Copia set out to change that through a new technology platform and most importantly, teaching us all how to think differently about creatively tackling a complex challenge like hunger.

Parks as the Accelerators of City Revival

Urban parks are an affordable way to revitalize cities while providing proven positive health and economic benefits to residents. How do we ensure every urban resident has a park within a ten minute walk? How do we enable underserved communities to design, build and maintain parks?

Welcome to Meeting of the Minds 2016

Gordon Feller welcomes delegates to Meeting of the Minds 2016.

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