June 27, 2012
TED–the nonprofit focused on “ideas worth spreading”–today announced the relaunch of The City 2.0, the subject of this year’s TED Prize, along with its corresponding website, TheCity2.org. Intended to be a platform for citizen-powered change, the theme of the new website is “Stories that inspire. Projects that transform.” PublicInterestDesign.org‘s own John Cary and his partner, Courtney E. Martin, have led the effort to reposition the City 2.0, working side by side with TED’s Lara Stein. The team partnered with Seso, a Los Angeles-based creative agency, who designed and developed TheCity2.org website.
The City 2.0 website is a platform created to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world. We 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.
Click here to visit TheCity2.org and learn more about this year’s TED Prize.
|Profiling the people, projects, and promise of a movement in the making.|