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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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Ada’s Sugg Clinic

Ron Frantz is featured in this short “Explore Ada” documentary, sharing the history and design of the Sugg Clinic, a building in Ada, Oklahoma. In the video, Ron describes how the Sugg Clinic, in the streamline moderne style, is an example of Oklahoma towns keeping up...

Western Avenue Update

In 2013, we assisted the City of Oklahoma City with a design for the Western Avenue Streetscape in a commercial district between 41st and 46th Street. Our design for Western Avenue focused on maximizing pedestrian space, making it safer and more comfortable to be...

Placemaking Residency: Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow

We extended the reach of the 2015 IQC Placemaking Conference by sending three conference speakers on the road in Oklahoma during the week of the conference. Gil Penalosa traveled with the IQC to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow traveled with the...

Placemaking Residency: Gil Penalosa

We extended the reach of the 2015 IQC Placemaking Conference by sending three conference speakers on the road in Oklahoma during the week of the conference. Gil Penalosa traveled with the IQC to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Chuck Marohn and Tripp Muldrow traveled with the...

Highlights from the 2015 Placemaking Conference

We were pleased to welcome more than 800 guests from 55 communities around Oklahoma and other states to the 2015 Placemaking Conference last week. Videos of the lectures will be available soon. Until then, here is a review of the best insights of the day through the...

Form-Based Codes Coming to Oklahoma

Yukon has approved a new form-based code, and Stillwater and Norman may be the next communities to adopt a new type of development regulation. Form-based codes are an emerging type of development regulations that focus primarily on the character of urban form in a...

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...