Following the TED 2012 Prize, the City 2.0 website is a platform created to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world. The creators draw on the best of what is already being discovered by urban advocates and add grassroots movers and shakers into the mix. What’s emerging is a complex picture of the future city–a place more playful, more safe, more beautiful, and more healthy for everyone.
The website has three sections:
- Stories – A collection of stories from all over the world presenting achievements in the following themes: Play, Art, Food, Health, Housing, Public Space, Education, Safety, Transportation.
- Projects – In 2012, TED is granting ten awards of $10,000 to fund local projects likely to spur the creation of the City 2.0 (by making cities more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful). In this section the winning projects are presenting. Someone can also nominate a project.
- Resources – A collection of advocacy organizations, funding sources, media coverage, online tools, and software focused on making cities better, more efficient, and more resilient.