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New Cities Summit

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Dallas hosted two big events in recent days -- the New Cities Summit, which attracted hundreds of scholars and planners, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which brought in more than 200 mayors from around the country.

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About 800 participants from around the world discussed the future of the urban world at the New Cities Summit in Dallas. Commentator Lee Cullum considers the summit’s theme: “Re-imagining Cities.”

Dallas Arts District

This week, Dallas is hosting top city planners and officials at two big conferences.  On Friday, 200 mayors from around the country will be here to discuss issues like education and urban poverty.  On Tuesday, 800 public, business and academic leaders from 40 countries are meeting in the arts district at the third New Cities Summit.

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A thousand of the world’s top thinkers, business leaders, scholars and entrepreneurs are headed to Dallas this June for an international summit on evolving cities. Monday’s announcement pointed to the arts district as a key attraction.