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TedPrize Winner City2.org Relaunches with Stories on Transformation

Matt Ball on June 27, 2012 - in Projects

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea: The City 2.0. Last February, we launched the TheCity2.org to serve as a platform for people all over to world to dream up and build the future of our cities, and in turn, our collective fate.

It turns out that no platform has really “cracked the code” on how to empower everyday people to meaningfully manage urban projects online. We count ourselves among good company—a not so small list of entities and organizations who have tried and failed, some better than others, to catalyze city action online and on land.

Just because our platform fell short, it doesn’t mean people like you–the engaged citizens of global cities–did. In fact, we’ve heard from so many in our wider community and are wowed by the ingenuity and energy you bring to your city projects. You’ve helped us realize that we didn’t fully integrate the wisdom that cities are really about people, and people are really about stories.

As such, today we re-launched a totally redesigned TheCity2.org, focusing on stories of civic transformation. We’re gathering the most powerful narratives from around the world. From these individual stories, a collective story will begin to take shape—one about a planet where ten billion people are learning how to live happily, healthily, and sustainably, together.

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