Increasing numbers of people live in cities worldwide. The life and lifestyles of cities and its citizens create more and more stress – both for the environment and the citizens themselves. We experience the growing stress as both local crisis - of health, mobility, access, sufficiency, waste management, breakdown of services, dignity - and global problems - terrorism, pandemics, energy crisis, global warming.
The world needs ideas that will inspire better cities and better citizenship.
Pune is known for ideas worth spreading - from swaraj, quit India, women’s emancipation, swadeshi, super-computing to cell sciences and molecular genetics. Pune has led India - and even the world - and been an ideas capital for centuries. Pune's thinkers and doers have inspired better citizenship and strived to design better cities.
TEDxPune will strive to collect together contemporary ideas worth spreading to inspire better cities and citizenship. It will seek out ideas that inspire people to live lives with purposes beyond oneself. It will seek to spread ideas that inspire better cities and citizenship.
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