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ODOT Experiments with Optical Illusion Crosswalk

ODOT is piloting a new approach to making more visible crosswalks.

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Make Guthrie Weird

How Guthrie is attracting people to visit its historic downtown.

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60 Years of Urban Change: Southeast

60 years has made a big difference in the urban form of American cities. The most rapid change occurred during the mid-century urban renewal period that cleared large tracts of urban land for new highways, parking, and public facilities or housing projects....

The Elk City Boom: Diversifying an Economy

This is a four-part series released Monday, December 15 through Thursday, December 18. Part 1: Oil and Gas Boomtowns Part 2: Current Growth Challenges Part 3: Moving Forward Part 4: Diversifying an Economy Innovative solutions often come from out of the box ideas. As...

The Elk City Boom: Moving Forward

This is a four-part series released Monday, December 15 through Thursday, December 18. Part 1: Oil and Gas Boomtowns Part 2: Current Growth Challenges Part 3: Moving Forward Part 4: Diversifying an Economy Parker Drilling Rig #114 located near downtown Elk City, is a...

The Elk City Boom: Current Growth Challenges

This is a four-part series released Monday, December 15 through Thursday, December 18. Part 1: Oil and Gas Boomtowns Part 2: Current Growth Challenges Part 3: Moving Forward Part 4: Diversifying an Economy Elk City, the self-proclaimed “Natural Gas Capital of the...

The Elk City Boom: Oil and Gas Boomtowns

This is a four-part series released Monday, December 15 through Thursday, December 18. Part 1: Oil and Gas Boomtowns Part 2: Current Growth Challenges Part 3: Moving Forward Part 4: Diversifying an Economy The story of “boom towns” in Oklahoma is not a new one. Given...

60 Years of Urban Change: Midwest

60 years has made a big difference in the urban form of American cities. The most rapid change occurred during the mid-century urban renewal period that cleared large tracts of urban land for new highways, parking, and public facilities or housing projects....

60 Years of Urban Change: Oklahoma and Texas

60 years has made a big difference in the urban form of American cities. The most rapid change occurred during the mid-century urban renewal period that cleared large tracts of urban land for new highways, parking, and public facilities or housing projects....

Where We Tweet

Geotagged tweets reveal interesting patterns in cities. A new map of more than 6 billion tweets from the last three and a half years shows where people around the world are tweeting. Here are some interesting regions in Oklahoma. Scroll to the bottom to explore the...

Cultivating Community at OU

Monday marked the 20th year of the leadership of OU President David Boren and First Lady Molly Shi Boren here at The University of Oklahoma. Over the last two decades, Molly Shi and David Boren have promoted beautiful public spaces and architecture on the OU campus....

The New Deal Around Oklahoma

The New Deal programs of the 1930s transformed the nation with public construction projects. A new interactive map from Berkeley’s Department of Geography lets you find New Deal projects anywhere in the country. In Oklahoma towns, many examples of these civic...

Jeff Speck Argues for Narrower Lanes

Today, a Jeff Speck article published on CityLab shares an excellent argument for narrower travel lanes. In the article, Speck tells how 12′ lanes have become a national standard, despite many disadvantages when applied in urban settings: When lanes are built...

PARK(ing) Day 2014

PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event where citizens turn parking spaces into places for people to hang out. Last year 8 parklets appeared around Oklahoma City, but this year more than 20 parking locations in 10 districts were transformed into creative miniature parks....
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