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What's Behind the Grumbling Over TED's City 2.0

Summary The minds behind the TED conference have decided to focus their tech-savvy and well-heeled efforts on improving the city. The conference announced recently that its annual TED Prize would be dedicated to bringing about “the City 2.0.”
Description Building relationships with city officials and bureaucrats and working with small groups of composters and bike lane advocates and neighborhood economic development organizations is much different than picking “ideas worth sharing.” Curating those ideas into a conference is a TED specialty. Putting them into action at the community level, like Change By Us is doing, would seem to fall slightly outside the organization’s core competencies.

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