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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 18 2011: (CONTINUED FROM POST #2)

    So here’s the conclusion, we can provide TED community with a quiz which can simply tell which segment a person stands, and a specific and useful method for TED audience to help each other to learn TEDTalks, we already suggested some students to put into practice, and turns out that it really works. All details are in our videos, please, please, please, watch them in an unusual way- watch them over and over, again and again(especially when a Chinese try to show idea in English, big challenge). And we are now preparing our third video, which is about an even faster way for people to truly learn TEDTalks, we’ll post it when it’s done.

    We believe no matter which segment a person stands, everyone can become the ones who play the game through this method! That’s why we said in the videos: We believe we can change this curve, and we will have more innovators and early adopters to make it a different world, thank you for your patience!

    If you have any question, please contact us, we are looking forward to any opportunity of spreading the ideas.

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