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The Purpose City: A New Urban Model for a New Generation of Urbanites

The Purpose City: A New Urban Model for a New Generation of Urbanites

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, TX

The New Cities Foundation, NBBJ and Imperative convened 50 influential policy makers, scientists, start-up entrepreneurs, business leaders, designers, planners and citizens who, in a mix of debate and hands-on design exercises, discussed and developed new models of urban living for a new generation of purpose-driven consumers, professionals and citizens.

The Purpose City workshop took place on June 19, during the same week as the New Cities Summit (June 16-18) and the United States Conference of Mayors (June 20-23) in Dallas, and involved participants from both events as well as other select guests.

The venue was the beautiful Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District. Here, the school’s auditorium, black box theaters, commons, and outdoor “green rooms” hosted a day of blue-sky thinking and intense collaboration.

The outcomes of The Purpose City were presented at the end of the day to attendees from the two conferences and the local public, and the Purpose City report is now available for download.