“We live in an era of intense conflict and massive institutional failures, a time of painful endings and of hopeful beginnings. It is a time that feels as if something is shifting and dying while something else wants to be born.” -Czech President Vaclav Havel

Ancient Greece, together with its philosophers, created ideas from which we have build our western society upon the last 2500 years.

But somewhere along the way we have side-tracked.
Right now our westen society is struggeling and the faith for
political forces to solve the current challenges are limited.

There is a need for new models of how to empower citizens to support decisions-makers and replace “quick-fixes” with
sustainable change that can bring Europe into the future.

In 2012, the epic ruins of Acropolis will become the
epicenterfor a action-oriented innovation event
addressing the most pressing challenges in Greece that  inspire global change.

In the very cradle of the old ideas, new will be borne!


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TED Prize : Wishes Big Enough to Change the World

Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0

TED is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 TED Prize.

For the first time in the history of the prize, it is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. It is an idea upon which our planet’s future depends.

The 2012 TED Prize is awarded to….the City 2.0.

The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.

The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.

The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.

The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas.

The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works.

The TED Prize grants its winner $100,000 and “one wish to change the world.”   How will this prize be accepted on behalf of the City 2.0? Through visionary individuals around the world who are advocating on its behalf.


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