Videos reveal City 2.0 ideas from 2012 TED Prize winners
Using technology to revolutionize transit planning, wayfinding, sanitation, recreation, and other key aspects of the urban landscape.
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.