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Ben Lillie

New York, NY, United States
The Story Collider
Co-founder and Director

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The Story Collider
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I'm the director of The Story Collider, where people tell true, personal stories about science in their lives. I'm also a Contributing Editor for TED.com, a Moth StorySLAM champion and an ex-High Energy Particle Physicist.

Stories by Ben Lillie:

Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014

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Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014

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When we think of cities, we think of buildings and skyscrapers and stray cats. For Amanda Burden, who spent 12 years as New York City’s director of urban planning, they’re primarily about people. They’re about where people go and where they meet — that’s the core of how cities work. And for the people, even more important than the []