William McDonough (TED04, 05) regularly drops jaws with imagery from the world’s largest “living roof,” which he designed for the Ford Motor Company plant in Dearborn, MI. Green roofs also feature strongly in the cities he’s designing for China. Their benefits are obvious: They improve air quality, restore migratory patterns for birds, and look a lot better than black tar. So when will your roof go green? WorldChanging this week assesses the state of the art in eco-roof technology, explaining the barriers to entry (cost, bureaucratic red tape) and pointing out the visionaries (including the city of Chicago, which offers $5K grants for green roof projects). Stay tuned for: Majora Carter at TED2006. She’s bringing green roofs and more to the South Bronx.
Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community October 17, 2014
Photos to close out TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
Bold expeditions: A recap of session 12 of TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
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10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York October 21, 2014
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Diébédo Francis Kéré grew up in a small village in Gando, Burkina Faso, before heading to Germany to study architecture. And as a student there, he came up with a very ambitious project. “I wanted to open up better opportunities to other kids in Gando. I wanted to use my skills to build a school. […]
In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. This week, The City2.0 website evolves. On the relaunched TEDCity2.org, you’ll find great talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how […]