How can design change the daily lives of people in your community? What does it mean to be "born and raised?" How have you watched your city change architecturally, and how are we changing it for the well-being of our future? TEDxScranton sets out to address these questions. This year's theme revolves around the concepts of urban renovation, new urbanism, eminent domain, artistic renaissance and community building. Scranton has undoubtedly gone through numerous changes in the centuries since its inception. Through the culturally-indebted history of coal mining, the innovation of the electric trolly, and the emergence of influential community developers over the years, Scranton has certainly had pinpoints of impact and greatness. Most recently, with the remodeling of downtown living apartments, namely the Connell Lofts and 426 Mulberry, the creation of the Renaissance 500 block, an increase in First Friday businesses and attendees, and the emergence of health-focused fitness clubs such as Mission Yoga, Scranton appears to be on the journey to social prosperity. There are several individuals wishing to make this happen. TEDxScranton wants to be the platform for these ideas.