January 23, 2014, 2pm PST
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
Places Journal
September 29, 2013, 7am PDT
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.
July 12, 2013, 9am PDT
The creator of the TED conference has teamed up with Esri to develop an innovative interactive exhibit and online mapping tool to compare 16 global cities along 16 data points, including: population density, open space, and traffic.
Fast Company Co.Exist
May 6, 2013, 9am PDT
David Hochman profiles Ron Finley, an urban gardening activist from South Los Angeles whose breakout TED talk and volunteer work are attracting some high profile supporters.
The New York Times
February 27, 2013, 2pm PST
This week, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the recipients of $9 million in funding aimed at utilizing technology to get people "more deeply engaged in community life." The announcement was not without controversy.
Knight Blog
December 6, 2011, 7am PST
For the past 7 years, the people behind the TED conference have awarded a yearly $100,000 prize to an individual with "one wish to change the world." This year, they've skipped the individual and are going directly to the idea: The City 2.0.