June 27, 2017

Abandoned school buildings can serve new purposes in communities, long after the students have left the classrooms. A school redevelopment initiative across the nation is taking closed schools, many shuttered due to aging infrastructure and changing demographics, and g...

June 20, 2017


This weekend, a crowd of more than 20,000 people will gather in the Boathouse District for the 6th annual Stars & Stripes River Festival. The family event combines water activities and competitions, such as rowing and whitewater rafting, with food trucks, entertainmen...

June 13, 2017

Affordable housing is a challenge, both on a national and local level. While median home value and median rent have increased significantly, average per capita income growth has been slow or stagnant.

In Oklahoma City, the affordable housing crisis means that approximat...

June 8, 2017

This spring the Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces presented the results and recommendations of an 18-month study of an innovation district. Among the recommendations was to “create a denser, more active, and better-connected mixed-use urban enviro...

June 6, 2017


I recently had the privilege of seeing three Oklahoma City visionaries honored at Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.’s Dean A. McGee awards banquet. This year’s event recognized Mark Beffort of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort; Leslie Batchelor, president of the Center for...

June 5, 2017

For the past four years, Cassi Poor rides her bike to work each day and often to get around town. In those 1,460 days Poor has seen Oklahoma City make great strides to make the city a more walkable and bikeable place.

“Riding to work now is a dramatically different expe...

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