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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.

Share it below.


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  • Dec 18 2011: (CONTINUED FROM POST #1)

    There’s still another question: We all knew that videos provide more information than books, there are lot of subconscious messages in videos, but I believe the problem is, the vast majority how their brain operate when they act, they think and they learn, is very different from those 16% people, most people use the outer circle of “Golden Circle” of the “what” level when they learn, and that’s not gonna drive their behavior. Using old habits to learn no matter how wonderful ideas, the ones who watch will still be the ones who watch, this explains why so many ideas had been published, but still lots of people can’t change their lives after they reading those books. If TED can provide audience with more specific and useful method to learn, that might be the only way to achieve, as what I said: shifting people to “Innovators” and “Early adopters” segments, and we will really be able to become “the ones who plays the game” that we hope to all be.

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