Dr. Antwi Akom shares how a sustainable future relies not on the professional planners of today, but on the necessity of ordinary citizens to innovate.

Dr. Antwi Akom believes in visualizing a city’s well-being using technology and community-driven data. Why? To build a greener, more equitable city. Dr. Akom sees in cities the potential for education equality, increased sustainable design, and coordinated, adaptable ecosystems of opportunities–and he aims to make it a reality. His philosophy of “designing for all” resonates deeply with citizens and has earned him the ear of cities, corporations, and philanthropic foundations across America. Dr. Akom is the Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), Founder/CEO of Streetwize (visual well-being app), and is regarded as a next-gen cultural leader and eco-visionary.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx