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Amy Novogratz

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If you could make a wish on behalf of The City 2.0, what would it be?

Today, TED announces the winner of the 2012 TED Prize: the City 2.0. The City 2.0 is the city of the future ... a future in which more than 10 billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably, together. The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity's collective wisdom. The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture and economic opportunity. The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants and eases the environmental pressure on the world's rural areas. The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life. The City 2.0 is the city that works.

A range of visionaries around the world will be advocates on behalf of the City 2.0. We are listening to them -- and to you.

What is your wish for The City 2.0? A wish capable of igniting a massive collaborative project among the members of the global TED community, and indeed all who care about our planet's future.

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  • Dec 15 2011: Part #2- and can be invited into private forums. This takes the boundaries off of education and creates a thinking and breathing world limited only by the imagination.

    In City 2.0 each aspect of our lives will have a platform where citizens can learn information and how to get involved in organizations within their real cities.

    Companies and organizations will have an opportunity in the Business Center to recruit virtual employees who collaborate on projects giving access to a global employee base, as well as, actual volunteers from their areas.

    City 2.0 Emergency Response System (including the siren) will be able to give real time access to updates and information regarding disasters and relief efforts happening on a global level and City 2.0 citizens will be given the opportunity to mobilize, make donations directly to organizations already equipped to respond and share resources that are available.

    Citizens of City 2.0 will be given the opportunity to meet together in real cities all over the globe during the TED Conferences with a live feed. They will meet in places that have larger seating capacities and up to date sound systems such some public schools and large churches. Registration fees will be donations of food and completed volunteer hours with participating non-profit organizations.

    TEDMinor or TEDJr will be a traveling hands on forum hosted by schools around the world to give children the ability to be innovators and problem solvers and attend a live City 2.0 classroom.

    In the Religious Neighborhood citizens can believe in whatever religion they want in the real world but in City 2.0 the only religion allowed is LOVE. The world will be taught how to feed, clothe, house, and more importantly educate it’s real communities and City 2.0 citizens will help through micro finance and various organizations that empower and awaken the human heart with acts of kindness and generosity.
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