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Theme: TEDxCity2.0 Simulcast

This event occurred on
September 20, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm (UTC -4hrs)
Boston, MA
United States

Join with other Boston thought leaders for a simulcast of TEDCity2.0 and lively conversation at Space with a Soul, a coworking space housed in Boston's very own Innovation District. Upon arrival, please head directly to the 7th floor, where you will be greeted by TEDx volunteers. Attendees are free to stay for as many sessions as they are able, but accurate RSVPs are appreciated! TEDxCity2.0 Dream me. Build me. Make me real. September 20th, 2013 TEDxCity2.0 is a day-long initiative that gathers TEDx communities from around the world to host events highlighting local urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders. Come watch a live stream of speakers at TED focus on City 2.0 themes including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space and Safety. Coinciding with TEDCity2.0 -- a TED-hosted event that will focus on how bright urban ideas turn into collective impact -- TEDxCity2.0 gathers TEDx communities across the globe to envision the cities of our future and share big ideas about sustainable solutions and collaborative action. Brought to you in partnership with TEDxBoston. Session 1 Redefining Citizen: 9 - 10:30am ET Poverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world's most vulnerable Peace strategist Mohamed Ali tackles terrorism with entrepreneurial verve Entrepreneur Eric Liu is reinventing citizenship for the 21st century Harassment avenger Emily May is reclaiming public safety for women and for all Mayor Kasim Reed, who's shaping the future of one of America's most diverse cities Pedestrian freestylers Shem Rajoon, Luciano Acuna Jr., and Masi James of Bklyn Beast push the limits of urban movement Session 2 Reinventing Urban Experience: 11 - 12pm ET Walkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policy Aural artist Jason Sweeney, reinventing the urban experience through a crowd-sourced public art project Civic technologist Catherine Bracy is scaling "Code for America" internationally Radical professor Dennis Dalton, an Ivy Leaguer with a thing for street philosophers Urban bard Felice Belle is a poetic voice of and on the city Session 3 Reimagining the City: 1:30 - 3pm ET Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of transportation policy in New York City Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world Robin Nagle, an anthropologist in residence at the NYC dept of sanitation, talks trash Street performers John Pita and Avi Snow of City of the Sun are flamenco/blues/indie rockers Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who's on a mission to make green design beautiful Session 4 Redrawing Geographies: 3:30 - 5pm ET Transportation evangelist Enrique Peñalosa turned Bogota into an international model for pedestrian life Photographer Iwan Baan captures life in informal communities, including the world's most notorious vertical slum Impact designer Alan Ricks believes the global south has something to teach the global north about beauty Burkina Faso architect Diébédo Francis Kéré creates elegance using local crafts and materials Writer Joshunda Sanders, who's remapping the mental urban landscape with memoir TEDxBoston

Space with a Soul
281 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210
United States
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Organizing team


Melrose, MA, United States
  • Stas Gayshan
    CEO/Founder, Space with a Soul
  • Rebeccah Marrero
    Meetings and Events Coordinator, Space with a Soul
  • Kristen Phelan
    Boston Redevelopment Authority