TEDCity2.0 Speakers Announced


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.

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