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Apr 17, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton No Comments

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 No Comments

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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Mar 21, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

Center City Vision for Norman

Central Norman is a great neighborhood anchored by the University of Oklahoma and Campus Corner on the south and Main Street to the north. As Norman grows, it is paying close attention to what this area will look like in the future. A new project will answer questions about what

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

Students Visit Alva Site

Students in the Environmental Design Capstone recently traveled with Ron Frantz and Hope Mander to visit their project site in Alva, Oklahoma.

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Feb 18, 2014 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

Tactical Urbanism Workshop Presentations

Students in the IQC Tactical Urbanism Workshop explored various issues related to tactical urbanism and shared them with the class through engaging presentations. You can’t get the full effect of these presentations without seeing them live, but here are the informative and interesting slides that went along with the presentations.

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Dec 27, 2013 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

The Best Things Oklahoma Towns Did in 2013

The Atlantic Cities recently shared 2013 highlights from cities around the country. Here is a review of some of the best things that happened in Oklahoma’s towns in 2013, from big time music festivals to smartphone apps. Guthrie hosted 40,000 visitors for a major weekend festival- quadrupling the town’s population.

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Dec 16, 2013 | 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. Enid is considering a policy to designate 1% of any public construction project’s budget for public art.

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Dec 11, 2013 | Post by: Shane Hampton Comments Off

Two IQC Courses for OU Students in Spring 2014

The IQC will be a part of two courses in the College of Architecture in spring 2014. Both classes meet once per week, on Fridays from 9:30 – 12:15.

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