Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

May 25, 2006

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About the Show

How to make a city vibrant and then communicate that vibrancy in a compelling way is the constant job of urban leaders. David Plettner advises city, foundation, and arts leaders on how to use the arts to create a vibrant city. He is principal with the Cultural+Planning Group based in Los Angeles where he has just completed a study for the San Diego Foundation on how to increase arts activity and support in that city.

Dick Fleming is president and CEO of the , the bi-state region's lead economic development organization, where he has just launched a new brand for that city, Perfectly Centered, Remarkably Connected. Smart City takes a look at the story behind the tag line.

In addition, Smart City checks in with commentators Otis White and Walker Smith.

Lifting the lid off the vibrant city, this week on Smart City.

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