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LOLz at Dallas being ranked as the 17th best destination for 2009 topping two of my personal favorite places: Copenhagen and Rome. Something to strive for? Yes. Something foolish and will no doubt convince the right people of the wrong thing (ie that the Arts District in its current format is an attraction), undoubtedly.
WorldChanging interview of Sanjay Gupta, regarding Livable Cities:
Too many of our cities are built with an eye toward commerce, instead of health. As a result, we have parking structures instead of parks and roads instead of walkways. There are plenty of examples where you can do both. Healthier cities are successful cities.