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July 13, 2006

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Most cities have attempted to revive a collection of historic buildings. Many have tried to create new entertainment districts. And most aspire to have a place enjoyed equally by diverse people.

But few cities have attempted to do all three at the same time in the same place. Fewer still have succeeded. But developer John Elkington has done that for the city of Memphis with Beale Street, and he’ll tell us about it this week on Smart City. John is CEO of Performa Entertainment Real Estate.

Also with us are Denise Bollheimer and Dr. Jim Bailey who are determined to improve the health of their fellow citizens through the efforts of Healthy Memphis Common Table. It is a unique effort to tackle healthy lifestyles through environmental change. Denise is the former board chair of the organization and Jim is division chief of general internal medicine at the University of Tennessee.

We revitalize our bodies and our buildings this week on Smart City.

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