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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: West

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....

A Better Classen: Getting Started

On Wednesday, January 28, ULI Oklahoma hosted a public meeting to kick off a project to envision the future of Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Around 200 people attended the event, learning briefly about the project and the history of Classen Boulevard. A key...

Biking, Walking, and Transit Use Across the US (2013)

The latest data about how Americans get to work is now available. The 2013 American Community Survey estimates by the US Census Bureau were released last fall. This is the latest source of information about trends in how Americans are getting to work. Note that this...

60 Years of Urban Change: Northeast

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: 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...