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New Haven, CT, United States
October 13th, 2012

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About this event

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: the City 2.0. In the tradition of our TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange, and TEDxWomen initiatives, comes TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration, a day when TEDx communities around the world will host an event to share the powerful narratives of urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and taste makers.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Keller Easterling
    Keller Easterling is an American architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher. She has taught architectural design and history at Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University. Keller is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Yale University. Easterling’s contemporary writings address issues of urbanism, architecture, and organization as it relates to globalization. Her latest book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades, researches familiar spatial products that have landed in precarious political situations around the world. Keller earned her B.A. and Master of Architecture from Princeton University.
  • Mark Bomford
    Mark Bomford is innovator in both non-profit and academic contexts. Mark has founded and managed projects focused on urban agriculture, community food security, and food systems modeling and research. He’s dabbled in everything from farming to food-centered organizations—both in Canada and around the world. In 2011 Bomford joined the Yale Sustainable Food Project. He looks forward to deepening the impact and broadening the reach of the Project as it enters its second decade of playing a transformative role in the larger food system.
  • Norman M. Sadeh
    Norman M. Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Over the past dozen years, his research has focused in the areas of mobile and pervasive computing, cybersecurity, online privacy, user-oriented machine learning, and semantic web technologies with a focus on mobile and social networking. Norman is known for his work in AI planning and scheduling, agent-based supply chain management, workflow management, automated negotiation. Products based on his research have been deployed and commercialized by IBM, Mitsubishi, Boeing, and many others.
  • Maddy Yozwiak
    Maddy Yozwiak is a junior at Yale, majoring in Physics. In high school, she researched and blogged about environmental issues and solar energy. Once she was at Yale, she founded Project Bright, which aims to empower students to design and install solar energy systems on campus buildings. Maddy received a Sustainability Achievement Award from the Office of Sustainability for her work.

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Venue and Details

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT, 06520
United States

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxCity2.0

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Diana Enriquez
New York, NY, United States

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Paul Fletcher-Hill
Baltimore, MD, United States

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