Is Your City 'Cool'?

Some cities are hip. Others aren't. But 'unhip' cities are trying to change their image and attract young professionals.
October 8, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...What does it take to be considered "cool" by 20- and 30-somethings? And is it likely that places like Cincinnati and 40th-ranked Pittsburgh are ever going to become as hip and desirable as, say, Austin, Texas, (No. 1), San Francisco (6), or New York City (8)?Some cities have built-in advantages that would be hard to duplicate in Kansas City (36) or Cleveland (37). Austin's music and high-tech scenes, for instance, Boston's culture (which pushed it into third place), or New York's night life."

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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