Ron Frantz has made a career out of becoming personally involved in Oklahoma communities through his expertise in architecture and historic preservation. Ron shares his very personal story of becoming engaged and making a difference where it matters. His inspirational stories focus on small town Oklahoma, troubled city neighborhoods, and the aftermath of the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City.

As an Oklahoma Main Street Program architect, Ron Frantz helped more than 40 Oklahoma communities explore the potential for revitalization and historic preservation in their downtown areas. He is now the Director of the Institute for Quality Communities’ Great Plains Studio and an Associate Professor in the OU College of Architecture.

Enjoy this lecture from the 2013 Placemaking Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, hosted by The University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities on April 3, 2013.

This presentation is also available on iTunes U.