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January 22, 2005

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Mayors and other urban decision makers all want to find that silver bullet that will put their cities on the map, making them rich and successful. Many have placed their bets on bigger and better convention centers. But a new study published by The Brookings Institute claims that, for most cities, sinking money into convention centers is a losing strategy. Here to tell us about his findings is Heywood Sanders, author of "Space Available: The Realities of Convention Centers as Economic Development Strategy," along with Bruce Katz, vice president of Brookings.

We'll also talk with Patric Dolan who is one of the organizers of , an international forum for urban decision makers scheduled for March 6-8 in Cannes.

Do convention centers make sense as an urban investment strategy for cities? Find out on the next "Smart City."

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