7 Promising Visions of "The City 2.0"

A conference hosted by TED last week in New York continued the conversation the organization started last year with the awarding of its 2012 prize to The City 2.0. Alissa Walker looks at some of the most promising visions for the future of cities.

"Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure. These are the keys to the cities of the future, according to the most recent TED conference, City 2.0," writes Walker.

"These were big ideas, yes, but they centered around the most elemental concepts, each attempting not to dramatically transform the way we live, but to encourage more human interaction between us."

Walker goes on to summarize the seven transformative ideas changing our cities for the better. 

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