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The City: Session 7 at TED2012

This year, the TED Prize has been given to a concept, The City 2.0. In this session, we reveal all, interspersed with a host of speakers who’ve dedicated their life and work to making our world’s cities as excellent as they can be.

In this session:

We heard updates on Jill Tarter’s wish to search for alien intelligence (you can help!) … and on the ambitious plan to catalogue all living species online, the Encyclopedia of Life.

2011 TED Prize winner and street artist JR shows the world its true face.

Economist Edward Glaeser‘s work focuses on the role of cities as centers of idea transformation. Read about his idea-packed talk that celebrates the generative power of cities >>

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro. He is on a mission to ensure that Rio’s renaissance creates a positive legacy for all its citizens. Read about his four commandments for the future of cities >>

Suja Lowenthal is the vice mayor of Long Beach who’s also part of an inspiring plan to build a new city in South Africa, starting with a blank slate >>

Mama Foundation Gospel for Teens is a program of The Mama Foundation for the Arts and Vy Higginsen’s School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts. And they are a.ma.zing >>