For the first time ever, the TED Prize has been awarded to a collective idea rather than an individual.
For the first time, the 2012 TED Prize has been awarded to an idea. The City 2.0 is the desire to create a more sustainable future for the ten billion people that will soon inhabit the planet. This year's award pushes individuals in the TED global community to conceive of a city that "reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world's rural areas."
The prize money will be put towards a collective wish created by innovative and inspirational individuals who submit ideas to TED. The final wish will be unveiled on February 29, 2012 at the main TED event in Long Beach, California.
Source: TED Prize