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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 19 2011: To have a balance between socioeconomic status and access to amenities and resources (i.e. public libraries, parks and healthy food). The quality of where you live is inextricably tied to how much money you have. In City 2.0, wealth and income will not dictate the natural and social landscape of where people live. Visit http://www.wishproject.me to contribute a wish that has been lingering in your psyche and subconsciously or consciously influences or controls your life. Wishproject is an interactive data visualization project that explores our wishes, why we make them and how they affect our lives.

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