Closing plenary: uncovering nature’s secrets to reinvent cities

November 6, 2018 by  
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The idea of buildings as a regenerative force sounds like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, but the concept is starting to be realized in offices, factories and other facilities. It requires vision and new design thinking, but also an understanding of how “the genius of biome” can make the built environment a positive contributor to cities around the world.

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Lessons from smart cities in urban transport and mobility

November 5, 2018 by  
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A conversation with two entrepreneurs who have helped shape the future of transportation. Hear their thoughts on what needs to happen for cities to deliver on sustainable transportation that is shared, electric and autonomous.  

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General Mills’ Shauna Sadowski on grounding regenerative agriculture at General Mills

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Shauna Sadowski is the head of sustainability in naturals and organics at General Mills — and where her passion and her role intersect are through regenerative agriculture. The term might sound about vague, or a bit hippie-dippy, but for Sadowski, it’s actually about grounding agricultural practices in the outcomes for the crops and the land. Pursuing regenerative practices for General Mills’ agricultural suppliers focuses specifically on soil health, above-ground biodiversity and resilience in the surrounding agricultural communities. 

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Getting mobility infrastructure right

November 5, 2018 by  
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Will a future of autonomous vehicles make our lives better or worse? What steps do we need to take now to make sure the deployment of driverless cars puts us on the right path?

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Progress update from Bob Bennett, CIO of Kansas City, on its bold smart city initiative

November 5, 2018 by  
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Bob Bennet, the chief innovation officer of the city of Kansas City, embarked on the ambitious project to “smarten” up Kansas City a few years ago, and he came to VERGE to discuss it then. He came back this year to provide a status report on the project: the city has officially launched technology aimed at engaging citizens on issues, initiatives and action.

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Emerging leaders and VERGE impact fellows

November 5, 2018 by  
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Financing the future to scale the clean economy

November 5, 2018 by  
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Complementary perspectives from across the finance ecosystem explain how they are helping to accelerate the clean economy — from clean energy technologies to sustainable transportation infrastructure to equitable community development. The panel will also discuss how to tap into the various financial sources, unlock these options as a business or a local government, and what it will take to scale clean economy growth.

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VERGE Accelerate: Circular Showcase: NuLeaf Tech

November 5, 2018 by  
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A pitch competition that provides entrepreneurs in energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, water, food, and cities the opportunity to present to the diverse VERGE community: executives from the world’s largest companies, public officials from progressive cities, venture capitalists, and others.VERGE Accelerate on Day 3 of our event focuses on the most promising early-stage CIRCULAR ECONOMY startup solutions.

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VERGE Accelerate: Circular Showcase: Regen Network

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A pitch competition that provides entrepreneurs in energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, water, food, and cities the opportunity to present to the diverse VERGE community: executives from the world’s largest companies, public officials from progressive cities, venture capitalists, and others.VERGE Accelerate on Day 3 of our event focuses on the most promising early-stage CIRCULAR ECONOMY startup solutions.

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VERGE Accelerate: Circular Showcase: MIWA

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A pitch competition that provides entrepreneurs in energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, water, food, and cities the opportunity to present to the diverse VERGE community: executives from the world’s largest companies, public officials from progressive cities, venture capitalists, and others.VERGE Accelerate on Day 3 of our event focuses on the most promising early-stage CIRCULAR ECONOMY startup solutions

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