Episode 14

Common Grounds

Cities represent the public realm where people come together – the places we share in common such as arts venues, libraries and convention centers.

Art in the Heart

Entertainment and the arts have taken center stage as the heartbeat of the metropolis and more and more communities are turning to their natural strengths as arts and cultural centers.

  • Arts District: Dallas

  • Miami Nice: Miami

  • Whole Grains: Minneapolis

Check It Out

Libraries have been expanding their roles as community centers given changes in media and technology — we trek to three to see how they are adapting to the brave new world.

  • Best Seller: Austin

  • Connections: Calgary

  • A Tall Tale: Los Angeles

Unconventional

Cities continue to be seduced by the allure of bigger is better convention centers – we evaluate three such meeting places.

  • In Tune: Nashville

  • Bay Blocker: San Diego

  • Underground: San Francisco

  • Arts District: Dallas
  • Miami Nice: Miami
  • Whole Grains: Minneapolis
  • Best Seller: Austin
  • Connections: Calgary
  • A Tall Tale: Los Angeles
  • In Tune: Nashville
  • Bay Blocker: San Diego
  • Underground: San Francisco