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Theme: TEDxCity2.0 Simulcast

This event occurred on
September 20, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boston, Massachusetts
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!

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


Space with a Soul
281 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Boston, 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