In the next 30 years, two-thirds of our planet’s population will live in cities. Have you ever tried to envision the cities of the future?
Cities are enlivened by people, and people enable change. So today, we are launching our redesigned website TheCity2.org, a gathering place for all urban denizens to share stories, videos, ideas and innovations related to urban transformation.
Citizen-powered and story-driven, the City 2.0 site will showcase community driven, user-generated stories about what moves hearts and minds to take action to improve the way we share the planet. The new site features stories from some of our TEDxCity2.0 participants and City 2.0 prizewinners who received grants of $10,000 each to support their impactful work in areas like transportation, education, health, public space, safety and food.
The 10 prizewinners’ remarkable stories include grantee Emily May’s use of crowd-sourcing and social media to end street harassment, TED Fellow Gabriella Gomez-Mont’s desire to fight a health crisis in Mexico City by launching a citywide dance competition, and the Norwegian firm TYIN tegnestue Architects’ plan to build a community center in partnership with the residents of Bangkok’s largest slum.
Most importantly, the new TheCity2.org needs your story so we can learn from each other to make our urban spaces more vibrant, inclusive, and just. Please submit a story or inspiration from your city at TheCity2.org »
We are excited about how your passions and projects will help us reimagine the cities of our present and future together. This is your opportunity to contribute to a global community of city dwellers, urban entrepreneurs, organizers, dreamers and doers.
The new City 2.0 website was born from a groundbreaking TED Prize winning idea, focused on sharing concepts, designs, and resources to spark urban transformation worldwide.