What should the city of the future look like? What’s 2.0 for a town?
TED is a nonprofit organisation working on and for Ideas Worth Spreading. In 1984 it began with conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Today TED hosts two annual conferences. One west of the Atlantic in Long Beach/Palm Springs, the other one on the eastside in Edinburgh, Scotland. Those meetings should bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).
So it’s a challenge on various levels.
What is a good idea most often has an award. We have one. And TED has the annual TED Prize:
“The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World.” Designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources, the Prize leads to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.” [source]
This year it’s about “The City 2.0”.
For an idea of how a city might look like in 2057 check out this animated tool by the Discovery Channel.
What would be your idea for “The City 2.0”? More service for disabled people? More trees? Less cars? Or do you even have some bolder ideas? Tell us below and post a link to your idea…
Here’s last year’s winner