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8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video

8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video

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As the world’s population expands toward 10 billion people within the next 50 years, urban citizens face an unprecedented opportunity to build more vibrant, just and inclusive urban centers. Because we know that cities are powered by people, and people enable change, TED responded to the rapidly changing urban landscape by granting the 2012 TED Prize to []

New TED Book: The City 2.0

New TED Book: The City 2.0

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The world’s cities are on pace to balloon from 3.6 billion inhabitants today to more than 6 billion by midcentury. As a result, we face both a dire emergency and a tremendous opportunity. At their best, our modern cities are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity and exemplars of green living. Yet at the []

Local hero: Fellows Friday with Faisal Chohan

Local hero: Fellows Friday with Faisal Chohan

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Tech geek and entrepreneur Faisal Chohan builds online solutions and services with social value — including Pakreport, which crowdsourced disaster-mapping in response to Pakistan’s 2010 floods. His latest project, Saaf Pindi, won a $10,000 grant from TED’s City 2.0 initiative to map poor sewerage infrastructure in urban Pakistan, seeking solutions to the global sanitation problem. Tell []

How to enter your idea in the City 2.0 challenge

How to enter your idea in the City 2.0 challenge

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This year’s TED Prize is the first ever given to an idea: The City 2.0. And instead of giving the $100,000 prize to one big idea, it’s divided in 10 blocks of $10,000 each, to help seed 10 projects in cities around the world. Onstage right now at TEDxSummit, five TEDx organizers are sharing their []

Unhackathon: The TED Prize City 2.0 Equality Challenge

Unhackathon: The TED Prize City 2.0 Equality Challenge

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Why would 80 designers, technologists and business strategists give up their holiday weekend to collaborate with strangers on a pro bono project? Mostly because of Bryan Stevenson’s inspirational TEDTalk. When longtime TEDsters Christopher Ireland, Mary Anne Masterson and Nathan Shedroff heard Bryan at TED2012 in Long Beach, they did more than applaud. They contacted the []

Cool timelapse: Building Paper City 2.0 at TEDActive

Cool timelapse: Building Paper City 2.0 at TEDActive

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Watch Theo Jemison’s video of artist Kiel Johnson’s installation “Everyone’s an Architect” at TEDActive 2012. See how the project grows throughout the week, with dozens of collaborators stopping by or spending long hours to help build Johnson’s charming cardboard city — lit up with LEDs powered by human foot traffic and a hand-cranked generator. Music []

The City 2.0: Read (and watch) the TED Prize wish

The City 2.0: Read (and watch) the TED Prize wish

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This powerful wish asks us all to build the city that the future needs. Visit theCity2.Org to join in. Here’s the full text of this inspiring wish: I am the crucible of the future. I am where humanity will either flourish or fade. I am being built and rebuilt every day. I am inevitable. But []