Metro Resilient Cities Energy Conversation
Thursday January 18
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including lunch at the
McKnight Foundation Offices (Board Room)
OR ZOOM Phone/ Video Conference
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Meeting ID: 110 405 776
Agenda and Resources Jan18PDFAgendaResilientCitiesEnergyConversationatMcKnight
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Our Focus Question – “How can our metro cities strengthen our work to be successful together in achieving our city and state-wide carbon and energy goals while making our cities more resilient?”
For three hours we will explore together ways Metro cities can expand their collaboration to
- expedite shared-learning between cities on what works
- enable successful projects to “go to scale” metro wide, and
- expand the combined influence of cities to achieve policy innovations that help their efforts
Event Sponsor – This conversation is made possible through generous support from the McKnight Foundation for the Alliance for Sustainability to re-convene city leaders to build upon conversations among city leaders at our Resilient Cities Workshops over the past 2 years www.allianceforsustainability.com/sustainablecommunities
11:30 a.m. Arrive and Get your Lunch at the Buffet (courtesy of the French Meadow!)
11:40 a.m. Welcome (Brendon Slotterback, McKnight Foundation)
Overview – Sean Gosiewski, Alliance for Sustainability)
11:45 a.m. Introductions/City Updates (City teams will stand up & introduce themselves)
City Updates – One representative from each city will give a 3 to 4-minute high-level update on current and future goals, planning efforts, projects and policies along with challenges and needs (related to energy supply, buildings, transportation, resilience)
1:00 p.m. Break
1:05 p.m. Topic Team Small Groups – Instructions – choose a reporter and a note taker (everyone can fill out post it notes too) For each topic area answer
- What do leading metro cities hope to achieve related to this topic?
- Current opportunities and challenges for metro cities for this topic (including wider trends impacting cities) and opportunities/challenges to advance equity?
- High impact projects or policies leading metro cities are launching. Ways to help these initiatives “go to scale” metro wide?
- Current resources & networks cities are using while they address this topic?
- Additional needed resources, or gaps to fill, so metro cities can succeed together when they work to achieve their goals related to this topic?
- List any current or proposed policies that would help or hinder MN cities’ making progress on this topic (Federal, State, MN PUC, regional, county)
Topic Team Options – choose one you can add to or want to learn about or add a new topic
- Efficient Buildings (demand side) new construction, energy retrofits, benchmarking, demand response, etc. (city buildings, commercial, residential)
- Energy Supply (supply side) accessing renewable energy, PV solar, storage, district energy, thermal energy, grid modernization, grid modernization, reliability, etc.
- Transportation/ Land Use – Current and future needs, TOD, transit, electric vehicles, bike/ped, shared-mobility, FAVES, electrification of transportation, VW settlement, etc.
- Resilience/ Adaptation/Health/Equity – infrastructure, people, natural systems, emergency preparedness, health, broader resilience themes, etc.
- Green Economic Development/ Equity – encouraging business investments in efficiency, solar, etc., local job creation, workforce development, expanding access, etc.
- Generating public, City Council & staff support for energy/resilience goals, initiatives
- Generating new/needed Resources – Opportunities and challenges to secure needed resources (i.e. funding, staffing, expertise, implementation partners, indicator data)
- Additional topics? – (optional)
1:40 p.m. Topic Team Reports and Large Group Conversation
- What are the biggest, opportunities, high level goals, resources, challenges, gaps?
- Anything missing (write on post it notes and send up)
- Relevant state policy opportunities or challenges
- Specific topic for a follow up conversation
2:10 p.m. Wrap up Discussion – Large Group Conversation – review, brainstorm, discuss
- Priority Topics participants hope to further explore (dot voting)
- Possible ways to add to or supplement existing resources/networks – LMC, GreenStep Cities, Regional Indicators, etc.?
- Opportunities/ideas to expand sharing of best practices, high impact projects?
- Possible next steps – working with LMC on state policy opportunities/challenges?
- Was this conversation valuable?
- If/when to meet up again (with additional interested cities) at the League of MN Cities?
- Who can participate in the next 1hr conference call to plan the next meeting?