The City 2.0 received the TED prize for 2012. TED curator Chris Anderson described the City 2.0 as “a global call for collaborative action on one of the biggest issues of our day. The new platform we’re launching today is designed to empower citizens to connect with each other to help reshape their own cities.” The TED prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual along with a “wish to change the world”. This year the TED prize goes to an idea, rather than a person.
“Imagine a platform that brings you together, locally and globally. Combine the reach of the cloud with the power of the crowd. Connect leaders, experts, companies, organizations and citizens. Share your tools, data, designs, successes, and ideas. Turn them into action.”