The City 2.0 website is a platform created to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world.
We draw on the best of what is already being discovered by urban advocates and add grassroots movers and shakers into the mix. What's emerging is a complex picture of the future city--a place more playful, more safe, more beautiful, and more healthy for everyone.
Here are some tips for how you can enliven this site with your inspiration, stories, and projects. This site is most fundamentally about—city dwellers, urban entrepreneurs, organizers, dreamers, doers.
Create a Profile:
This is the best space to tell us who you are. What is a city, after all, without its citizens?
Share an Inspiration:
This is the best space for brief thoughts, favorite quotes, snapshots etc. Think of it as your own urban focused Twitter.
Submit a Story:
This is the best space for more thorough explanations of your most informative urban experiences. It's structured with a series of prompts, so it's fun and creative.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.