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January 21, 2006

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Downtowns are coming back all over the U.S., none more strikingly than Philadelphia's Center City. As founding director of , Paul Levy is the man at the helm of the revitalization of what USA Today recently called "America's next great city." We'll talk to Paul about the turnaround he engineered on the next Smart City.

Jordan Rappaport, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is also with us. He has challenged the conventional wisdom that cities and their suburbs compete for jobs and residents. Instead, he says, their fates move together.

Plus, Steve Goldsmith with the Government Innovators Network at Harvard will introduce us to one of the nation's best 3-1-1 systems.

That's all coming up on this week's Smart City.

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