Mobility in its many forms: Inspiring words from the TEDCity2.0 Salon


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Amanda Boxtel has been in a wheelchair for more than two decades. At the TEDCity2.0 Salon, she showed how a bionic exoskeleton body suit helps her watch. Photo: TK/TED Amanda Boxtel has been in a wheelchair for more than two decades. At the TEDCity2.0 Salon, she showed how a bionic exoskeleton suit helps her walk. Photo: Paul Persky/TED

By Kate Torgovnick May and Thu-Huong Ha

In the past 30 years, 300 million people in China have left rural areas and moved to cities. Which means that a lot of thinking about the future of cities is happening here. At the TEDCity 2.0 Salon — an event held in Chengdu, China, on November 12, in partnership with the Michelin Corporate Foundation — the theme of mobility in cities ran throughout the day.

From cars to drones to exoskeletons, some choice words from each of the TEDCity 2.0 Salon talks:

“What is the core of the climate crisis? The problem is: We have 190 sovereign states discussing together, and each one tells its negotiator: Don’t give up anything until the other countries…

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