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September 26, 2013

TEDCity2.0 Session Video: “Reimagining the City”

The video for Session 3 of TEDCity2.0, addressing the theme “Reimagining the City,” is now available online for viewing. Each of the six talks had a strong public interest component, while Janette Sadik-Khan and Toni Griffin‘s talks address the subject–and design–most head-on. HUD Sec. Shaun Donovan, trained as an architect, spoke in many ways to the need for comprehensive service design. The 90-minute session included:

00:00-03:08
PARK(ing) Day video, followed by host remarks by our own John Cary.

04:26-20:30
Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of transportation policy in New York City.

20:54-33:44
Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world.

33:45-45:25
Robin Nagle, an anthropologist in residence at the NYC dept of sanitation, talks trash.

56:29 initial (01:01:02 actual)-01:15:30
Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just.

01:15:31-01:27:54
Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development.

01:27:55-01:39:26
Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who’s on a mission to make green design beautiful.

Click here for more information on TEDCity2.0, online at TED.com.

September 17, 2013

Counting down to TEDCity2.0 on Friday

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TEDCity2.0 will take place this Friday, September 20, uniquely focused on the future of cities. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, Courtney Martin, and our own John Cary, the anchor event will take place at The TimesCenter, with roughly 130 TEDx events around the world simulcasting the event, in addition to the free TED.com Livestream. Among many others, TEDCity2.0 will showcase a selection of public interest design advocates, including:

Photographer Iwan Baan captures life in informal communities, including a vertical slum in Caracas

Civic technologist Catherine Bracy, who is scaling “Code for America” internationally

Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world

Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just

Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who’s on a mission to make green design beautiful

Burkina Faso architect Diébédo Francis Kéré creates elegance using local crafts and materials

Transportation evangelist Enrique Peñalosa turned Bogota into an international model for pedestrian life

Impact designer Alan Ricks believes the global south has something to teach the global north about beauty

Poverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world’s most vulnerable

Walkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policy

Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of New York’s transportation policy

Click here to learn more about TEDCity2.0, online at TED.com.

August 8, 2013

TEDCity2.0 Speakers Announced

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TED today announced the full speaker lineup for TEDCity2.0–a brand new TED event focused on the future of cities. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, Courtney Martin, and our own John Cary, the event will take place Friday, September 20, at The TimesCenter. It will “surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and feature an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers.” A limited number of tickets are available, but the event will also be livestreamed for free at TED.com, and at dozens of TEDx events around the world. Among many others, TEDCity2.0 will showcase a selection of public interest design advocates, including:

Photographer Iwan Baan captures life in informal communities, including a vertical slum in Caracas

Civic technologist Catherine Bracy is scaling “Code for America” internationally

Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world

Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just

Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who’s on a mission to make green design beautiful

Burkina Faso architect Diébédo Francis Kéré creates elegance using local crafts and materials

Transportation evangelist Enrique Peñalosa turned Bogota into an international model for pedestrian life

Impact designer Alan Ricks believes the global south has something to teach the global north about beauty

Poverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world’s most vulnerable

Walkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policy

Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of New York’s transportation policy

Click here to learn more about TEDCity2.0, online at TED.com.

June 6, 2012

Book: “The Shape of Green”

Island Press officially released an important new book today, called The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, & Design. It’s the latest work of Lance Hosey, President & CEO of GreenBlue, a nonprofit dedicated to making products more sustainable. An architect and designer, Hosey is also co-author, with Kira Gould, of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (2007). The new book holds countless lessons for the public interest design field, which has long preached “good design.” Hosey and we would argue that the field and society need to raise our standards and expect more truly great design.

When we treasure something, we’re less prone to kill it, so desire fuels preservation. Love it or lose it. In this sense, the old mantra could be replaced by a new one: If it’s not beautiful, it’s not sustainable. Aesthetic attraction is not a superficial con- cern—it’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.

Click here to learn more about and order The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, & Design.

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