Environment

A Macarthur for Majora

Posted by: Tedconfjune

Carter_majoraAmong the newly minted 2005 MacArthur Fellows: Majora Carter, the charismatic pioneer for urban renewal who will speak at TED2006. Carter, who will receive one of the legendary $500K “genius grants,” founded Sustainable South Bronx, an organization that’s improved air quality, adopted green-roof technology, launched exercise programs, and built parks in a community that’s long gone without green spaces or opportunities for healthy living. The MacArthur is just the latest chapter in Carter’s remarkable story. We can’t wait to hear her tell it …