The 2012 @TedPrize goes to the city of the future #urban #design
In past years, the TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), has awarded a TED Prize- $100,000 and a prime time speech to articulate their world-changing vision- to only one exceptional individual. This year that changed when TED announced that the winner was not a person but an idea- the city of the future, or the City 2.0. The organizations behind this extraordinary initiative- IBM, Razorfish, Autodesk, and The Knight Foundation- have articulated beautifully why the city is so important to our future and why we must take care in building it correctly:
I am the crucible of the future.
I am where humanity will either flourish or fade.
I am being built and rebuilt every day.
I am inevitable. but I am not yet determined.
I wish to be inclusive, innovative, healthy, soulful, thriving. but my potential can only be reached through you.
you can forge a new urban outlook. begin by connecting. imagine a platform that brings you together, locally and globally.
combine the reach of the cloud with the power of the crowd. connect leaders, experts, companies, organizations and citizens.
share your tools, data, designs, successes, and ideas. turn them into action.
together you can:
bridge the gap between poor and rich communities.
spectacularly reduce your carbon footprint.
make nature part of daily life.
I am the city 2.0. dream me. build me. make me real.
Watch the video below to get inspired, and click the link to check out the website which was unveiled to launch this initiative.