Winter 2017 Meeting

Thank you to everyone that joined us! All presentations and Briefing Book materials, as well as information about the attendees and our sponsors, are below.

See full agenda here.

Presentations and Briefing Book


Robin Chase, Co-Founder, Zipcar, Veniam, & Osmosys
Scott Kubly, Seattle WA
Brad Rawson, Somerville MA


NACTO Policy Statement on Automated Vehicles, National Association of City Transportation Officials, June 22nd, 2016. Read more.

Welcome to Somerville, the Smart City Where Traffic Vanishes and Cars Park Themselves, Paul Keskeyes, Architizer, November 20th, 2015. Read more.

Urban Planning in the Dawn of the Driverless Car, Daniel P. Hadley,, November 25th, 2015. Read more.

Protocol for Livable Cities, Robin Chase. Read more.

Driving Towards Driverless: A Guide for Government Agencies, Lauren Isaac, WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, December 1st, 2016. Read more.

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions, Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, September 1st, 2016. Read more.

Urban Transportation’s Camel Problem, Joe Cortright, City Observatory, December 12th, 2016. Read more.

3 Bumps on the Road Ahead for Shared Autonomous Vehicles, Laura Bliss, CityLab, December 28th, 2016. Read more.

Do Driverless Cars Favor Urban or Suburban Life?, Henry Grabar, Future Tense, September 29th, 2016. Read more.

The price of autonomous cars: why it matters, Joe Cortright, City Observatory, September 29th, 2016. Read more.

The Bicyclists’ Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future, William Riggs and Michael R. Boswell, Planetizen, September 13th, 2016. Read more.

Could autonomous vehicles ease congestion?, Paul Mackie, Green Biz, June 22nd, 2016. Read more.

Self-driving cars are increasingly ready for cities. Are cities ready for self-driving cars?, Elliot Njus, The Oregonian, August 5th, 2016. Read more.

Automated vehicles will bring big highway capacity increases, Eric Sundquist, State Smart Transportation Initiative, December 12th, 2016. Read more.

Michael Bloomberg’s Plan to Get Cities Ready for Self-driving Cars, Brian Fung, Washington Post, October 24th, 2016. Read more.

Uber, Peduto encourage local officials to embrace autonomous vehicles, Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19th, 2016. Read more.

Driverless Vehicles Could Help Rochester Commute, Andrew Setterholm, Post Bulletin, December 19th, 2016. Read more.

Could Sacramento become the nation’s hub for testing self-driving cars?, Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee, December 15th, 2016. Read more.


Angela Kimball, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lt. Colonel Vincent Beasley, Memphis TN
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver CO


Mental Health Facts in America, National Alliance on Mental IllnessRead more.

Mental Health in Local Policies, Kim Nikolaj Japing and Alfonso Lara Montero, E.U. Joint Action for Mental Health and WellbeingRead more.

Mental Health and the Role of the States, The Pew Charitable Trusts and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, June 1st, 2015. Read more.

Police-Mental Health Collaboration Programs: Checklist for County and City Leaders, Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice AssistanceRead more.

First-Episode Incarceration: Creating a Recovery-Informed Framework, Leah G. Pope, et al, Vera Institute of Justice, January 1st, 2016. Read more.

A Way Forward: Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails, Sarah Liebowitz, et al, ACLU of Southern California and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, July 1st, 2014. Read more.

Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill, Jane Wiseman and Stephen Goldsmith, Governing, September 2nd, 2016. Read more.

Mental Health Workers Join Denver Police Officers to Help Divert People to Treatment Instead of Jail, Jennifer Brown, The Denver Post, September 2nd, 2016. Read more.

Municipal Courts: An Effective Tool for Diverting People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, January 1st, 2015. Read more.

Ramsey County, Minnesota Mental Health Court, The Council of State Governments Justice CenterRead more.

Do Local Governments Have a Role to Play in Mental Health?, Eillie Anzilotti, CityLab, April 19th, 2016. Read more.

‘Mental Health First Aid’: Chirlane McCray on How NYC is Fixing the System, Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News, August 26th, 2016. Read more.

Utah’s Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training is National Model for Patrol and Detention, Brandee Casias, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, September 12th, 2014. Read more.

Miami’s Model for Decriminalizing Mental Illness in America, John Buntin, Governing, August 1st, 2015. Read more.


Green and Environmental Impact Bonds: George Hawkins, DC Water
Green Revolving Funds: Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Resilience Bonds: Ellory Monks, The Atlas
Value Capture: Sasha Page, IMG Rebel & Mayor Sly James, Kansas City MO


New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Siemens, and CitiRead more.

Taking the High Road to More and Better Infrastructure in the United States, Douglass Sims, et al, Natural Resources Defense CouncilRead more.

Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance, Julie Kim, New Cities Foundation, April 1st, 2016. Read more.

Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, US EPA 842-R-14-005, December 1st, 2014. Read more.

New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities report: London Case Study, C40 Cities. Read more.

How to Issue a Green Muni Bond, Green City Bonds CoalitionRead more.

Leveraging Catastrophe Bonds As a Mechanism for Resilient Infrastructure Project Finance, Shalini Vajjhala and James Rhodes, RE.bound Program, re:focus partnersRead more.

D.C. Water Considers First-Ever Century Bond by a Public Utility, Liz Farmer, Governing, June 20th, 2014. Read more.

100 Good Reasons Why Innovation Must Come From Everywhere in Your Organization, George Hawkins,, July 21st, 2014. Read more.

New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities report: Johannesburg Case Study, C40 Cities. Read more.

A New Breed of Muni Bond Is Financing Climate Change Adaptation, Cassie Owens, Next City, September 26th, 2014. Read more.

Alameda County Bond Measures Target Housing Crisis, Tammerlin Drummond, East Bay Times, October 27th, 2016. Read more.

What $2.8 Billion Could Do for Atlanta Transit, Josh Cohen, Next City, November 14th, 2016. Read more.

Greensboro Voters Pass 4 Bonds by Wide Margin, Margaret Moffett, N&R, November 8th, 2016. Read more.

Sound Transit 3 Opens Big Lead with Support in King, Snohomish Counties, Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times, November 10th, 2016. Read more.

From Liberty Lake to Cheney, Cities Across County Passed STA Transit Tax, Mike Prager, The Spokesman-Review, November 9th, 2016. Read more.

Harnessing Value for Transportation Investment, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, June 1st, 2009. Read more.

New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities: Case Study São Paulo, C40 Cities. Read more.

Case Study: Tax Increment Financing (TIF), C40 Cities, December 16th, 2012. Read more.

Green Revolving Funds: An Introductory Guide to Implementation & Management, Joe Indvik, et al, Sustainable Endowments Institute & the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, January 1st, 2013. Read more.


Vatsal Bhatt, Director – Cities and Neighborhood Developments, U.S. Green Building Council
Dave Bieter, Mayor, Boise, ID
Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor, Grand Rapids, MI
Jennifer Bradley, Director, Center for Urban Innovation , Aspen Institute
Jesse Broder Van Dyke, Communications Director, Honolulu
Carl Castillo, Policy Advisor, Boulder, CO
Robin Chase, Co-Founder, Zipcar, Veniam, Osmosys
Dave Cieslewicz, Executive Director, Wisconsin Bike Federation
Chris Clark, Councilmember, Mountain View, CA
Victoria Cram, Principal, Squire Patton Boggs
Ronald Denson, Mayor, Calumet Park, IL
Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow, Democracy Collaborative
Paul Dyster, Mayor, Niagara Falls, NY
Anthony Foxx, , US Secretary of Transportation
Ralph Garboushian, Washington Representative, CapitalEdge
Greg Garcia, Deputy City Manager, Anaheim, CA
Heidi Gerbracht, National Program Director, Bright Cities, Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Lydia Glaize , Council Member, Fairburn, GA
Jennifer Gonda, Legislative Liaison Director, Milwaukee, WI
Joy Grewatz, , CapitalEdge
Stefan Grybauskas, Director of Advance, New York City, NY
Greg Guibert, Chief Resilience Officer, Boulder
John Hamilton, Mayor, Bloomington, IN
Michael  Hancock , Mayor , Denver, CO
Heyward Harvin, Executive Advisor / Office of Mayor, Columbia, SC
Emily Hauber, Mayor’s Office, Denver, CO
George Hawkins, General Manager & CEO, DC Water, Washington, DC
Justin Holmes, Director, Communications & Public Policy, Zipcar
Kirk Hovenkotter, National Network Coordinator, TransitCenter
Regina Huerter, Executive Director, Office of Behavioral Health Strategies Denver Human Services, Denver, CO
James Irwin, Associate Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, MO
Suzanne Jones, Mayor, Boulder, CO
Mike Kasperzak, Former Mayor & Councilmember, Mountain View, CA
Yunji Kim, Local Government Specialist, UW Extension Local Government Center
Angela Kimball, National Director, Advocacy & Public Policy, NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Scott Kubly, Director, Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
Kathleen Lorenz, Council Member, Town of Normal, IL
Naudy Martinez, Senior Grants Program Manager, Kaboom
Kevin  McCarthy, Council Member, Town of Normal, IL
James McIntyre, , Neighborly
Mel Meder, Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project
Nicholas Melson, City Administrator, Niagara Falls, NY
Emily Miota, Events Specialist, Mayors Innovation Project
Ellory Monks, Partner, re:focus partners, Co-Founder, The Atlas Marketplace
Harry  Oberg, Mayor , Prescott, AZ
Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, Santa Monica, CA
Alisa O’Hanlon, Government Relations Coordinator, Tacoma, WA
Mark Orlowski, Founder & Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Sasha Page, Principal, IMG Rebel
Alex Pedersen, COO, Polco
Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh, PA
Amber Pence, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Boise, ID
Nate  Potter, Federal Relations Director, Strategies 360/Boise, ID
Laurel Prussing, Mayor, Urbana, IL
Brad Rawson, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure, Somerville, MA
Jordan Redell, Mayor’s Assistant, Burlington, VT
Patrick Reimherr, Director of Government Relations and Sr. Advisor, Salt Lake County, UT
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Jennifer Roberts, Mayor, Charlotte, NC
Joel Rogers, Director, COWS
Ken Rosenberg, Vice Mayor, Mountain View, CA
Meg Rossman, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Niagara Falls, NY
Jean Setzfand, Sr. Vice President, AARP
Katya Sienkiewicz, Relationship Manager, 100 Resilient Cities – Rockefeller
Kameron Simmons, Public Policy Specialist, Squire Patton Boggs
Paul Soglin, Mayor , Madison, WI
Laura Speare, Director, Government and Community Engagement, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Sabrina Sussman, Senior Policy Advisor, New York City, Mayor’s Office of Federal Affairs
Tom  Tait, Mayor, Anaheim, CA
Nils Tillstrom, Federal Relations Manager, Portland, OR
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington, VT
Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, College Park, MD
David Zipper, Managing Director, 1776