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5.0 out of 5 stars expect a smart urban shade of green
This is a series of short essays under the TED imprint, so expect a smart urban shade of green. I was starting to wonder if the green movement had exhausted itself, but this book pulls together a wide selection of inspiring essays on a diverse range of topics, including radical sharing, aquaponics, city planning, and guerrilla urbanism. Some of this may be familiar, but...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas
Interesting ideas about how to transform cities using individual initiatives or wisdom of the crowd. Each chapter is in the form of an essay, so it is more of a collection of essays rather than a book, that's why it is less coherent, and ideas are not glued well together. Would love to read a proper book out of this done by urban researchers who can pour in some...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas, 27 Oct. 2013
This review is from: City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There (TED Books Book 31) (Kindle Edition)
Interesting ideas about how to transform cities using individual initiatives or wisdom of the crowd. Each chapter is in the form of an essay, so it is more of a collection of essays rather than a book, that's why it is less coherent, and ideas are not glued well together. Would love to read a proper book out of this done by urban researchers who can pour in some analytical and theoretical aspects to glue all ideas here into a more interesting book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars expect a smart urban shade of green, 29 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There (TED Books Book 31) (Kindle Edition)
This is a series of short essays under the TED imprint, so expect a smart urban shade of green. I was starting to wonder if the green movement had exhausted itself, but this book pulls together a wide selection of inspiring essays on a diverse range of topics, including radical sharing, aquaponics, city planning, and guerrilla urbanism. Some of this may be familiar, but the essays all hit an upbeat tone and none of them outstay their welcome.

All too often environmentalism or social improvement is long on analysis of where we have gone wrong, but short on any positive suggestions, whatever you think of TED they are to be applauded for their optimism and their relentless call to action to work towards a better world.
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