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TEDxPhilly - Diana Lind - On dismantling urban highways in cities

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Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011

Diana Lind poses a challenge: let's re-imagine the future of urban transportation and tear-down highways that cut through our cities. Lind's talk discusses how forward-thinking cities have dismantled highway infrastructure -- building vibrant public spaces in the face of car culture. In the case of the aging Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Lind asks planners to consider redesigning the imposing three mile stretch of I-95 that separates the city from the Delaware River waterfront.

As an urbanist and writer, Diana Lind thinks about cities as collections of ideas as much as collections of buildings and people. She is executive director and editor in chief of Next American City, an urban policy media outlet and nonprofit based in Philadelphia.

http://dianalindindex.com

The 2011 TEDxPhilly conference examined vast interpretations of the theme "The City" on Tuesday, November 8. TEDxPhilly brought together engaging speakers, performers, participants and exhibitors to deconstruct, decipher and explore some of the greatest challenges, innovations, concepts and realities that shape and are shaped by cities and their inhabitants. Philadelphia was the point of departure, but the conversation traveled beyond its borders. The event took place at Temple Performing Arts Center in North Philadelphia.

http://www.tedxphilly.com

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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