Transcript for City 2.0

 

Jim Fleming: So what can you do to help shape our urban future?  Earlier I said that the 2012 TED Prize went to The City 2.0 and asked Chris Anderson what that means. 
 
Anne Strainchamps: So the TED Prize basically initiated a call for collaborative action imagining this City 2.0.  What kind of ideas have come up so far? 
 
Chris Anderson: So far what we've done is create a platform which allows citizens in any city to connect with each other and build an idea of a project, and then share it with others so that it becomes a learning resource for other people.  You know, if you imagine in a city, you know, a few hundred citizens going out and snapping photographs of different parts of the city and then tagging them about what they like and don't like about that, and then uploading them and those being perhaps weaved together to become a kind of mind map of the city...what design ideas could you get from that?  We're expecting over the next year to see some really amazingly imaginative and beautiful projects bubble up from individual cities.  And then we hope to spread. 
 
Fleming: It's To the Best of Our Knowledge, I'm Jim Fleming.

Comments for this interview

Flying cars (John Romo, 10/23/2012 - 12:32pm)

Beyond 20M population, City sustainability becomes difficult. Reasons: Strained infrastructure, heat island, financial stress, etc.
Affordable compact helicopters (flying cars) would permit the balancing element, satellite neighborhoods (mini communities) and the city, to coexist.