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Culture

6 unexpected historical figures with the civic hacker mindset6 unexpected historical figures with the civic hacker mindset

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Catherine Bracy Hacking has always been an important component of healthy democracies. Despite the bad connotation the word often has these days — indicating rogue criminals breaking into computer systems, stealing identities, spying or worse — hacking is really just any amateur innovation on an existing system. And that “system” doesn’t have to be […]

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What to do about Detroit? A Q&A with urban planner, Toni GriffinWhat to do about Detroit? A Q&A with urban planner, Toni Griffin

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Everyone knows Detroit is in trouble. The list of problems assaulting the once-mighty Motor City is long and, from a look at national newspapers, incessantly documented. Most recently, the city filed for bankruptcy; its former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for public corruption. Since the booming 1950s, the city of Detroit […]

Culture

5 TED Talks about bikes5 TED Talks about bikes

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“I don’t think protected bicycle ways are a cute architectural feature. They are a right, just as sidewalks are,” says Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, in today’s talk. “Protected bikeways also are a powerful symbol of democracy, because they show that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one […]

Gallery

San Francisco in pictures: Chris Downey on the experience of a citySan Francisco in pictures: Chris Downey on the experience of a city

Posted By Alison Prato

It might seem strange to show a gallery of images of places the narrator can’t actually see. But as architect Chris Downey explains, he picked these locations in San Francisco because they’re meaningful to him, not because they’re photogenic (though as it happens, they’re that too). “As with any large, great city, its success is […]

Business

7 TED Talks on the need to encourage entrepreneurship7 TED Talks on the need to encourage entrepreneurship

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Could unemployment be a factor that leads to terrorism? In today’s talk, peace strategist Mohamed Ali (not to be confused with the boxer) introduces us to the youth of Mogadishu, Somalia — 70 percent of whom are unable to find jobs. In this talk, Ali highlights just how appealing the messages of terrorist organizations and […]

Gallery

Jawdropping views of cozy homes built in an abandoned office tower, a lagoon, a recycling heap and moreJawdropping views of cozy homes built in an abandoned office tower, a lagoon, a recycling heap and more

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Iwan Baan is not as interested in what architects build as he is in the beautiful ways that people appropriate the spaces once the planners are gone. In today’s talk, Baan — whose breathtaking image of lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy hangs on at least one of our walls — shows incredible images from communities thriving […]

Global Issues

X marks the spot: The unique places and spaces of TEDx eventsX marks the spot: The unique places and spaces of TEDx events

Posted By Nadia Goodman

Oh, the places you’ll go with TEDx. This week, we’ve been exploring everything beyond the urban jungle. We followed an explorer to the dark caverns of underground caves, an astronaut to outer space, a time lapse photographer to fields and mountain ranges, and a group of TEDx’ers to the top of snowy Mount Everest. This […]

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A word from our curators: the thinking behind TEDCity2.0A word from our curators: the thinking behind TEDCity2.0

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Courtney E. Martin and John Cary Curating the program for TEDCity2.0 – a one-day conference about the future of cities that takes place, gulp, today — was a true honor for us. The two of us come at cities from very different angles. John is trained as an architect, but has spent his career building the […]

Design

TEDxers remix the TEDCity2.0 poster from a kit of partsTEDxers remix the TEDCity2.0 poster from a kit of parts

Posted By Nadia Goodman

What is the city of the future? What will it look like? How will it come to be? This weekend, from Taipei to Melbourne to Mexico City, over 100 local organizers will offer their answers at TEDx events in honor of TEDCity2.0, a day-long TED event celebrating urban innovation. TED challenged organizers to remix the official TEDCity2.0 posters, […]

News

The 5 most walkable cities in the worldThe 5 most walkable cities in the world

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

City planner Jeff Speck has a big idea for how America can be more economically resilient, more environmentally sustainable, and a whole lot healthier: make our cities more walkable, and the people in them less dependent on cars. In today’s talk, Speck takes a close look at suburban sprawl — and the many unexpected effects it’s […]