This Saturday: TEDx Event Attracts Speakers to Discuss Urban and Community Issues of Relevance to the San Diego Region

Bike Rush Hour in a bicycle friendly city. San Diego should aim to reach and then exceed the expectations of a bicycle friendly city. Photo: flickr/Nuuttipukki
Bike Rush Hour in a bicycle friendly city: Copenhagen. San Diego should aim to reach and then exceed the expectations of a bicycle friendly city. Photo: flickr/Nuuttipukki


This Saturday, our own Executive Director, Samantha Ollinger, will be joining other leading San Diegan urban visionaries to discuss how the humble bicycle is the magic elixir that will inject life back into our city.

To date, a focused approach on throughput without
consideration for the human psyche has led to San Diego toward becoming an extremely auto-centric city. This has decimated our once beautiful landscape. How can the bicycle inject life back into San Diego? Join the discussion next Saturday to be a part of the conversation.

Ollinger will be joined by other San Diegan visionaries who will talk about how transit, architectural design, food distribution and other interrelated topics all contribute toward an urban environment that thrives with life, energy and ideas.

TEDxCity2.0 to be hosted at NewSchool of Architecture and Design on Saturday, Oct. 13
What: NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) – in collaboration with TEDxAmericasFinestCity – is hosting TEDxCity2.0 in San Diego, part of a world-wide event that is bringing together TEDx communities around the world to share their local communities’ perspectives on themes that dictate the success of our future cities. The focus at the San Diego event will be issues specific to the region.
Who: Speakers confirmed to present at TEDxCity 2.0 in San Diego are:
BongHwan (BH) Kim, Vice President/Executive Director for The San Diego Foundation’s Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement
Samantha Ollinger, Executive Director of Bike San Diego
Alan Hoffman, President of The Mission Group
James Brown, Principal, Public Architecture + Planning
Frank Wolden, NSAD Instructor and Director, Urban Visionary
Mark Steele President, MW Steele Group
Howard Blackson NSAD adjunct instructor and Principal, PlaceMakers.
Kimon Onuma President, BIMStorm
Desmond Wheatley President, Envision Solar
Cary Lowe Land Use & Environmental Attorney, City of San Diego Water Policy Implementation Task Force
Molly G. Enos, Co-founder and the Executive Director of The Periscope Project
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 ( 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Where: NewSchool of Architecture and Design auditorium
1249 F Street
San Diego, CA, 92101
How to register for the event:
What: The TEDx event “City 2.0,” features the brightest local to share the stories of our communities: Where are the bright spots? The creative adaptations? The transformative responses to injustice? Who is asking the most pressing questions and pioneering the most complex solutions? Speakers are focusing on official City 2.0 themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety.
Media Inquiries: Anna Cearley, PR Manager with NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Jacqueline Lee, Strategy & Media Liaison for TEDxAmerciasFinestCity: