06 Dec '11, 7pm

2012 TED Prize Winner is an Idea, not an individual: The City 2.0

2012 TED Prize Winner is an Idea, not an individual: The City 2.0

Cities are all the rage this year. Atlantic Magazine starts an entire website exploring "the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today’s global cities and neighborhoods." Salon is covering Dream City , asking "How should we build the cities of our dreams? How do we create the urban spaces which reflect our values and the ways we want to live?" I spend a lot of time at MeshCities , which covers "the methods and technologies that will shape the design of tomorrow's cities." Now, the TED prize recognizes the new-found importance of cities; for the first time, the TED prize is being given not to a person, but to an idea, the City 2.0. They describe it: Tony Garnier: Une Cite Industrielle/Public Domain The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably. The City 2.0 is not a sterile u...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/2012-ted-prize-win...

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