“I am the crucible of the future.
I am where humanity will either flourish or fade.
I am being built and rebuilt every day.
I am inevitable. But I am not yet determined.
I wish to be inclusive, innovative, healthy, soulful, thriving. But my potential can only be reached through you.
You can forge a new urban outlook. Begin by connecting. Imagine a platform that brings you together, locally and globally. Combine the reach of the cloud with the power of the crowd. Connect leaders, experts, companies, organizations and citizens. Share your tools, data, designs, successes, and ideas. Turn them into action.
Together you can:
Bridge the gap between poor and rich communities.
Spectacularly reduce your carbon footprint.
Make nature part of daily life.
I am the City 2.0. Dream me. Build me. Make me real.”
Create a platform to allow citizens anywhere to participate in the creation of the City 2.0. The platform will connect and empower individuals and communities around the world through editorial content, a shareable project database, tools for local engagement, and resources for executing ideas. The result will be an ever-expanding network of citizen-led, scalable experiments.
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Cities are enlivened by people, and people enable change. TheCity2.org is a gathering place for all urban denizens to share stories, videos, ideas and innovations related to urban transformation.TheCity2.org needs your story so we can learn from each other to make our urban spaces more vibrant, inclusive, and just. Submit a story or inspiration from your city at TheCity2.org »
In the tradition of our TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange, and TEDxWomen initiatives, comes TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration. 28 TEDx communities around the world participated in TEDxCity2.0 day on October 13, 2012. We will host our next event in 2013 to share the powerful narratives of urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and tastemakers. The TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event, themed "City 2.0. More about TEDxCity2.0 »
PARTICIPATE: THINGS YOU CAN DO
- Share your urban inspirations and stories on the City 2.0 website.
- Submit resources to feature.
- Share your stories and inspirations
- Watch last year’s TEDxCity2.0 day talks
- We're in Beta; Send us your feedback!
Visit the City 2.0 website »