Ideas organization TED has chosen an unusual winner of its annual award: City 2.0.

Ideas organization TED has chosen an unusual winner for its annual award. The TED Prize for 2012 will be given to the idea of City 2.0 because Chris Anderson and his team believes that it's a concept upon which our planet's future depends. An email to their mailing list reads:

The City 2.0 has been the dream/goal of scientists, architects, urban planners, mayors and public policy folks for dozens of years. The TED Prize organizing team is bringing together a group of these visionaries to act as advocates on behalf of the City 2.0 and to collectively craft the wish. A wish capable of igniting a massive collaborative project among the members of the global TED community — and all who care about our planet's future.

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