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Shane Hampton Shane Hampton is a Fellow at the Institute for Quality Communities focusing on planning and placemaking projects in the Oklahoma City area.
Jul 03, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

These Ugly Facades Were Actually Time Capsules

Ongoing renovations of 1920s and 1930s commercial buildings in Oklahoma City have been revealing buried architectural treasures in the last few months. “Updated” facade treatments applied decades ago are being stripped away, revealing that they have been preserving interesting historic details of the buildings all along. Check out the before

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Jun 24, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

A Gathering Space for the Alva Courthouse Square

Alva, Oklahoma is located near the Kansas border in far northern Oklahoma. Alva has become a partner for the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Cultural District Initiative. Alva is the county seat of Woods County, and the county courthouse is located in a two-block green square at the center of the downtown.

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Jun 17, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

2014 Statewide Preservation Conference



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May 08, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

IQC Welcomes New Director Ian Carlton

We are excited to share that Dr. Ian Carlton will be the new executive director of the IQC. His wife Rebecca Sanders will also join the College of Architecture’s Regional and City Planning Division. Welcome to the team! Urban Development Expert Ian Carlton Named Executive Director of OU Institute NORMAN

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May 06, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

StART Norman: Better Block

Research Planning Site Plan Installation Event Day Results The tactical urbanism improvements to Main Street resulted in a street that was more comfortable for spending time. Motorists behaved in a way that was much more appropriate for an important place like Main Street. Speeds were reduced to safe levels. Because

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Apr 24, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton 2 Comments

Google Helps Track Urban Changes

Construction of Devon Tower Project 180 Street Improvements Chesapeake Campus Expansion Removal of I-40 Elevated Interstate Suburban Growth I was hoping to find some good transformations from Tulsa, but many of Tulsa’s most dramatic changes have happened since the last time the Google truck went through. We’ll have to wait

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Apr 17, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

Oklahoma Community-Building Headlines

Here are the recent headlines and news from around our state about planning, placemaking, and community building in Oklahoma. To recommend a news story you think we should share, please let us know. A Better Block event was held in Norman, and IQC staff and students got to help out.

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Apr 16, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

IQC Students Build a Better Block in Norman

Students in the IQC Tactical Urbanism Workshop have been working with the Norman Arts Council on a plan for a Better Block event to kick off a month of celebrations for START Norman. The event transformed a block of Norman’s Main Street Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. On

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Apr 02, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

The Largest and Fastest-Growing Metro Areas

The Census recently released 2013 Population estimates for the county and metro area levels. Oklahoma City remained on the list of the top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas, at number 9. The ten fastest-growing cities between 2012 and 2013 were Austin, Houston, Raleigh, Orlando, San Antonio, Denver, Nashville, Charlotte, Oklahoma City,

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Mar 27, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

2013 Oklahoma Population Estimates

The Census recently released 2013 population estimates for counties. The Census estimates Oklahoma’s total population at 3,850,568. Oklahoma has gained about 100,000 people since 2010. These estimates are based on numerous sources of data and used for important federal formulas such as funding allocation. They can also be used to

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