Gallery: The City 2.0: Coveted 2012 TED Award Goes to an Idea Instead o...


This year the TED team upended their own tradition by awarding their 2012 TED prize not to a person, but to an idea! Called the City 2.0, the idea is a bit abstract (it is an idea after all), but here’s how it works: a host of leading thinkers contributed to a vision for a future city that respects and incorporates nature into its design, has a small carbon footprint, and drives down disparities in wealth. This plan for the city of the future encourages entrepreneurship and good health, and most importantly it’s an open-source platform that asks the global community to dream up City 2.0 and make it real.

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