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It’s people — not cities — who innovate, invent and create things that benefit all of us. Still, cities play a central role in innovation by providing the necessary ecosystem that allows ideas to flow, take root and flourish.

“The Innovative City” is one of five topics featured in the Dallas Festival of Ideas, presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News. We asked four panelists on the Innovative City team to offer their thoughts on this question: What makes an innovative city?