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Amy Novogratz

TED Prize Director, TED Conferences


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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 #3- A weekly town hall meeting will be called to address City 2.0 issues and objectives. Neighborhood town halls will address request within them and Community groups will be called on to meet a specific need. The need has to be met collaboratively. People with a passion for knitting will form a community and connect with an organization that uses knit goods to bless other people. Citizens will be drawn to and connected by their
    passions and areas of knowledge. Instead of putting on an event to support a cause, City 2.0 will put out a cause and form a Neighborhood to meet it.

    A mirror that reflects Good.

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