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Resilient Cities: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

This event is the second part of a two-part discussion featuring Bay Area architect and planner Peter Calthorpe, author of Sustainable Communities and Urbanism...
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Stewart Brand: 4 environmental 'heresies' | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering.
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Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, two years on | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Nicholas Negroponte talks about how One Laptop per Child is doing, two years in.
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Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.
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Graham Hill: Why I'm a weekday vegetarian | Video on TED.com

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TED Talks We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for the environment and for the animals -- but in a carnivorous culture, it can be hard to make the change. Graham Hill has a powerful, pragmatic suggestion: Be a weekday veg.
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Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right?
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Dan Pink - Drive

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us Daniel Pink provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation functions both at home and in the work...
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Will Richardson - Learning in a Networked World: For Our Students & for Ourselves

Learning in a Networked World: For Our Students & for Ourselves Will Richardson, Chief Learning Officer, Powerful Learning Practice If we have access and the...
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RSA Animate - Superfreakonomics

Are we really as altruistic as we might like to think? In the RSA's new animation series, we put into pictures Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's case for re...
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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...
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Conscious Understanding: What is its Physical Basis?

Google Tech Talk March 10, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Sir Roger Penrose. Powerful arguments can be given, to support the case that the quality of human under...
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Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans.
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?
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Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer ...
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Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
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Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In her talk, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?
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Roger Doiron: My subversive (garden) plot | Video on TED.com

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TED Talks A vegetable garden can do more than save you money -- it can save the world. In this talk, Roger Doiron shows how gardens can re-localize our food and feed our growing population.
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Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

http://www.ted.com People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascina...
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Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
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RSA Animate - Choice

In this new RSAnimate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the a...
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Philip Zimbardo - The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo reveals how our individual perspective on time affects our work, health and well-being...
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RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism

In this RSA Animate, renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live withi...
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