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NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

A Twitter Conversation: #NPRCities Roundtable

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 6:34 pm

What do you think makes a better city? Do you like a mix of old and new on the same block?

Several urban thinkers joined us for a discussion on Twitter, including Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution, Carol Coletta of ArtPlace America, writer and blogger Aaron Renn, The Atlantic Cities editor Sommer Mathis and Diana Lind of Next American City.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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DENNIS CONNOR: My name is Dennis Connor. The sound of Chicago is a man playing a saxophone under the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

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SIEGEL: Tell us about the heart of your city. Send us sound and send us pictures. Find out how at NPR.org/nprcities.

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Well, what do you think makes a better city? Do you like a mix of old and new on the same block? We held a Twitter roundtable today.

SIEGEL: Several urban thinkers have agreed to join us on Twitter at 6 P.M. Eastern, 3 P.M. Pacific. Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution, Carol Colletta of ArtPlace America, writer and blogger Aaron Rand.

BLOCK: And the editors of the online magazines, The Atlantic Cities and Next American City, Sommer Mathis and Diana Lind.

And the conversation about the stories we're covering for the NPR Cities Project is ongoing.

SIEGEL: You can check it out by looking up the hash tag #NPRCities. You can still contribute, just tag your tweets the same way. And for those of you who aren't regular Twitter users, you can also follow the conversation at NPR.org/NPRCities. You'll find the Twitter roundtable thread at the top of the page. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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