2013年9月23日月曜日

TEDxCity 2.0 San Jose

I joined TEDx City 2.0 in San Jose last week.

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This event was part of the 203 TEDxCity 2.0 events, which is a TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders.



We had live speakers in the venue as well as viewed livestream from TEDx City 2.0 in New York, and did a workshop to discuss what we can do for the future of San Jose.

Livestream

We only watched several of the livestream sessions, but here I will list them all and embed all the videos so that you can watch :)

TEDx City 2.0 Session 1: Redefining Citizen


  • Poverty professor Ananya Roy, exploring the ingenuity of the world's most vulnerable
  • Peace strategist Mohamed Ali tackles terrorism with entrepreneurial verve
  • Entrepreneur Eric Liu is reinventing citizenship for the 21st century
  • Harassment avenger Emily May is reclaiming public safety for women and for all
  • Mayor Kasim Reed, who's shaping the future of one of America's most diverse cities
  • Pedestrian freestylers Shem Rajoon, Luciano Acuna Jr., and Masi James of Bklyn Beast push the limits of urban movement



TEDx City 2.0 Session 2: Reinventing the Urban Experience




  • Walkability advocate Jeff Speck, who fights against suburban sprawl and bad urban policy
  • Aural artist Jason Sweeney, reinventing the urban experience through a crowd-sourced public art project
  • Civic technologist Catherine Bracy is scaling "Code for America" internationally
  • Radical professor Dennis Dalton, an Ivy Leaguer with a thing for street philosophers
  • Urban bard Felice Belle is a poetic voice of and on the city





  • Some notes from Catherine's talk:
    -Hacking is democratic!
    -Fix not complain
    -You don't necessarily need to code- example of Honolulu Answers and writeathon
    -How Honolulu Answers expanded to Oakland Answers at National Day of Civic Hacking
    -Example of Mexico City - contract for creating an app to track bills was revealed to be 9.3 million dollar 2 years contract, developers got mad since it shouldn't take such a large budget, but they didn't just complain- they stood up to start a contest to write a better app for it, in 10 days, with award of 9.3k, and there were 173 apps developed, 5 of which were presented to congress, and the contract became vacated.
    -Announcing the internationalization of Code for America brigade program, to Japan, Poland and Ireland.

    TEDx City 2.0 Session 3: Reimagining the City

    • Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is putting pedestrians at the forefront of transportation policy in New York City
    • Visionary architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight and gained new ways of seeing the world
    • Robin Nagle, an anthropologist in residence at the NYC dept of sanitation, talks trash
    • Street performers John Pita and Avi Snow of City of the Sun are flamenco/blues/indie rockers
    • Place maker Toni Griffin, an urban planner working to make cities more just
    • Housing advocate Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
    • Sustainability guru Lance Hosey, who's on a mission to make green design beautiful





    TEDx City 2.0 Session 4: Redrawing Geographies

    • 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
    • Writer Joshunda Sanders, who's remapping the mental urban landscape with memoir
    • Photographer Iwan Baan captures life in informal communities, including the world's most notorious vertical slum



    Lives Speakers

    Dr. Jonathan Trent, NASA Ames scientist, founder of Inega abd Biofuel Guru

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    Dr. Ronesh Sinha, Excellence in Healthcare Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and founder of PRANA.


    Workshop

    The tables were themed as Art, Education, Food, Youth, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space. Water and Living Green - all elements that will dictate the future of our cities.

    I was sitting in "Youth and Play team".

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    Our team focused on the fact that recent children's lives are very "structured"- whether they are going to lessons, etc. So we decided to start a campaign to rediscover fun- "RE: FUN". There are so many places and events that already exist that is full of fun for children. Free museum days. Free zoo days. Create a scavenger-hunt like game to rediscover those fun places, in collaboration with schools. Rediscover parks and places children can play outside, rather than playing video games at home.

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    All the teams presented their plans.

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    "Public Space Art" team proposed to tax sports team and use that money to build functional and useful art. (Did you know NFL is not taxed??)

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    "Housing team" proposed Airbnb to housing, and also open schools to other areas.

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    "Health team" proposed to crowdsource health- "crowdhealth".

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    "Water and Green team" proposed a greener transportation.

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    "Food team" proposed to produce local produced food.

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    Lunch.

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    One of the participants brought his electronic bicycle.

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    Motor in this frame.

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    Battery in this frame.

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    Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki