Des Moines!

Discuss anything urban that's pertinent to our understanding of the USA.
These "City X wasn't cool, but now everyone agrees it's one of the coolest cities in the US!" type articles are a dime a dozen nowadays, but it's nice to see cities rediscovering themselves. Plus I have a soft spot for Iowa. (P.S. Des Moines stole Paint Louis and renamed it "Color Codes".)

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... ool-213552
It's a lot easier to turn around the image of a little obscure city like Des Moines than a big old highly-visible behemoth like St. Louis.
^ definitely. and articles like this always oversell the momentum. (many articles about STL are no exception.) i just found it interesting to come across such an article in regard to Des Moines. it's not a place i imagined would be jumping on the urban renaissance bandwagon.