Thought leader TED has released eight new videos from winners of its 2012 TED Prize: the City 2.0. The prize went to 10 winners involved in urban issues, including education, safety, health, food, and public space. Videos include:
- Crowdsourcing the Quiet: How the Stereopublic project uses web and smart phone technology to help people find quiet spaces in the city.
- Greater Good Studio: Describing an app from Designing Chicago that allows people to plan transit routes more efficiently.
- iHollaback: Using crowd-source technology to end street harassment of women, a video by Emily May and the Hollaback! project.
- Lost in Lahore: A signage project in India's densely populated Allama Iqbal Town by Asim Fayaz, Omer Sheikh, and Khurram Siddiqi, revealing new ideas in wayfinding.
- Mapping Sanitation: Senior TED Fellow and TEDxIslamabad organizer Faisal Chohan discusses sanitation improvements needed to halt the spread of disease in Pakistan and other urban areas.
- Recycled Amusements: Artist and community organizer Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire hopes to use thousands of plastic water bottles to build an amusement park for kids in Doha, Qatar.
- Reimagining the Commons: Next American City, a nonprofit, turns its Philadelphia HQ into a learning lab, art gallery, and social hot spot.
- WikiHouse: Designers Alastair Parvin and Nick Ierodiaconou have created a plan for helping people build their own homes using open-sourced designs and local materials.
TED has created an interactive website for ongoing work on the City 2.0 concept.