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Brief Published: 14 Dec 2011

TED Prize 2012: City 2.0


For the first time global conference and ideas organisation TED has chosen to give its annual prize to an idea, not a person.

The judging panel, led by TED curator Chris Anderson, chose the idea of City 2.0 to safeguard “a future in which more than 10 billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably”. 

The TED Prize will bring together a group of scientists, architects, town planners and mayors to act as advocates for City 2.0, and seed a $100,000 (£64,000) grant directly to the cause.

Typically, the award is given to an individual whose ideas could potentially have a far-reaching positive impact for humankind. Previous winners include British chef Jamie Oliver for his continuing campaign to empower people everywhere to fight obesity.

TED Prize