Life in Wanderlust

TED Prize: Wishes Big Enough to Change the World
January 31, 2012, 12:27 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Community, Inspiration, Urbanism

via Inside Out

I spotted some Inside Out portraits while on a stroll through St. Mark’s Place this weekend, reminding me of JR’s beautiful photography and art projects. His work can be found all over the world and his portraits blur the line between art and artist. He won the TED Prize in 2011, which funds Inside Out: A Global Art Project.

The 2012 TED Prize winner is an idea for cities of the future- The City 2.0. I’m excited for the unveiling of the wish at TED2012 and learning details for this much needed plan of action.

“The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.

The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.

The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.

The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas.

The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works.”


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