Students Travel to Muskogee

Students have been working on a Muskogee Downtown Plan.

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Community Hope Workshop

Learn about a workshop held in downtown Muskogee to gather community feedback.

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US Population Estimates, 2016

The US Census Bureau released its July 1, 2016 population estimates. According to the Census, on this date the estimated population of the United States was 323,127,513, a gain of 14.3 million people since 2010. US Population Change 2010-16 The map below shows rates...

Highlights of 2017 Placemaking Conference

Thank you for joining us at the University of Oklahoma for the third IQC Placemaking Conference! We hope the stories and ideas shared at the conference will help you engage in improving your community. We will have videos of the excellent presentations available soon....

Muskogee Site Visit

We traveled to Muskogee Wednesday with a group of 30 faculty, staff, and students to kick off a design competition focusing on the connections between Arrowhead Mall, an urban renewal era project, and downtown Muskogee. Students in Dr. Sarah Little‘s landscape...

President Boren: 50 Years of Public Service

Congratulations, President Boren! President David Boren was honored Thursday by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for a half-century of public service. The Regents passed a resolution of congratulations in honor of the former Oklahoma governor, U.S. senator...

Community Hope Workshop

On November 15, we held a Community Hope Workshop to gather feedback and ideas for the future of downtown Muskogee. More than 100 Muskogee residents from all corners of the city showed up at the Martin Luther King Center to help us in this effort. At the center,...

We Art Lindsey Street

Sunday, December 4 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sooner Legends 1200 24th Ave, Norman IQC is partnering with the Norman Arts Council to produce a kick-off workshop for artists planning to apply for a grant for placemaking projects on Lindsey Street. Lindsey Street is...

Small City Urban Renewal and Central Malls

Urban renewal policies of the mid-20th Century were not limited to major cities. Regional cities and small towns also implemented urban renewal programs. This post shows five cities of under 100,000 in population that built central shopping malls as part of Urban...

Central Muskogee Population

As in many cities, the central part of Muskogee has lost population over the last several decades. In the 1970 Census, four central neighborhoods accounted for 18,000 people- Nearly half of Muskogee’s 1970 population of 37,000. However, by 2010, the Census...

Downtown Muskogee: A Landscape of Hope

Symbolic Sequence of Planning Process We call this planning effort Downtown Muskogee: A Landscape of Hope. What is a hopeful city? How is hopefulness of a people related to the growth of a town? Can we make a plan based on hope? Collective hope is not the same as...

Environmental Design Students Study Bricktown Public Life

One of the key sources of data for understanding city life is traffic count information. Cities collect detailed information about the number of cars that travel down major streets each day. However, cities rarely collect similar information about people walking or...

The Art of Crossing the Street

Some of our favorite public art projects have turned the everyday act of crossing the street into something more fun. We shared the idea of colorful crosswalks when we visited Tahlequah last fall. Here are some artistic ways to cross the street around the world....

2015 Oklahoma Population Estimates

The Census Bureau recently released the newest population estimates for Oklahoma. These yearly estimates are used in allocating federal funds and resources. On July 1st, 2015, the state’s population was estimated to be 3,911,338, which is a gain of about 160,000...