Podcast: TED Talks series - Alex Steffen: The Shareable Future of Cities

TED Talks


10:13 minutues

TED Talks series, FILMED JUL 2011 - POSTED AUG 2011 - TEDGlobal 2011

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.

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Learning Goals

Steffen discusses how cities and future planning of the structure of cities can be used to create a more sustainable future.

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Description and Teaching Materials

Urban retrofitting: creating different sorts of spaces and uses out of places that are already there." (Alex Steffen)

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This material can be used to show the great potential that sustainable structure of cities and green urban structures can have for being part of the solution to the climate crisis.


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Alex Steffen explores our planet's future, telling powerful, inspiring stories about the hard choices facing humanity ... and our opportunity to create a much better tomorrow. Full Bio>>


Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Alex Steffen: The Shareable Future of Cities.