This Cable Access of Dallas broadcast presents the 10th What Makes a City? Conference in Dallas in 1993. Gail Thomas with the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture makes the opening remarks, describing the meaning of the year's theme, "the Sacred Center." She then introduces the event's first speakers: author Jane Jacobs and journalist Lee Cullum. Cullum asks Jacobs about the forces that cause some cities to flourish and others to decay as well as the theory behind Jacob's latest book, Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics. The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture began hosting the What Makes a City? Conference in 1982. The organization continues to host regular events about urban planning.