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Oklahoma City Updates, Expands Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

The city announced a new cost-sharing plan and an expanded set of speed reduction devices available to neighborhoods wanting to improve traffic safety.

January 25, 2023 - Oklahoma City Sentinel

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Oklahoma City Begins Work on its First Bus Rapid Transit System

The BRT line has been in the works since 2005, when the city created a plan to focus on regional transit solutions.

July 3, 2022 - Mass Transit

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Design Collective Using Black-Centered Approaches to Transform Cities

BlackSpace seeks to empower Black practitioners and change the way planning and design happens in and affects Black communities.

August 25, 2020 - Fast Company

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One U.S. State Boasts 33% Fewer Carbon Emissions Per Capita Than Any Other

California, the largest state by population in the United States, is responsible for 33% fewer carbon emissions per capita than any other state, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

August 3, 2020 - The Mercury News

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Regional Transportation Authority of Central Oklahoma Formed

Officials in six Oklahoma cities are hoping to add public transit connections throughout the region.

February 26, 2019 - Oklahoma's News 4

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Oklahoma City Wins Federal Money for BRT Planning

Money would be used to begin work on a bus service that would connect downtown Oklahoma City with the northwest Side.

December 25, 2018 - OKNews

Downtown Bike Lanes Disappear from Plan for Oklahoma City Boulevard

Plans for an Oklahoma City Boulevard have used bike lanes in all their design and promotional materials, but now that the job has been awarded to a contractor, the lanes have disappeared.

December 20, 2017 - The Oklahoman

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Cultivating Oklahoma City's Innovation District

A new Brookings Institution reports recommends strategies for Oklahoma City to continue to grow the influence of its innovation district.

April 27, 2017 - Brookings

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Planners Across America: McDermid Manages New Oklahoma Land Rush

Planning Department Director Aubrey McDermid discusses planning's role in the Oklahoma City's ongoing reinvestment and revitalization.

February 27, 2017 - Josh Stephens

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Surveying the World's Laws for Begging

Beggars can be found in cities around the world, but the laws and philosophies that cities use to deal with these people are different.

December 7, 2016 - The Guardian

Planning for Fitness in Oklahoma City

Six years ago, the 620-square-mile city had not one bike lane and forty McDonald's franchises.

November 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

Oklahoma Governor Announces $900 Million in Turnpike Expansions

The "Driving Forward" plan, as it's called, is unabashed in its ambitions to expand highway capacity in the state of Oklahoma.

October 30, 2015 - The Oklahoman

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Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City Awarded ULI's Urban Open Space Award

Oklahoma City has earned a big recognition. Myriad Botanical Gardens executive director Maureen Heffernan says know her team knows what it feels like to win a World Series.

October 9, 2015 - KOCO

Proposed Developments Could Eliminate Oklahoma City's New Dedicated Bike Lane

A traffic study evaluating the impact of proposed developments in Downtown Oklahoma City recommends removing a newly opened dedicated bike lane and parking spots to make room for another traffic lane.

July 18, 2015 - The Oklahoman

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Mayoral Op-Ed: U.S. Needs to Play Catch-Up on Transportation

Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York and Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City say federal dollars are the only way to restore crumbling infrastructure. China and Europe are investing heavily, while U.S. rates are at a 20-year low.

May 18, 2015 - New York Times

Social Media Outcry Paves the Way for On-Street Parking in Oklahoma City

Social media outcry has altered the street configuration of Harvey and Hudson avenues in the rejuvenated neighborhood of Midtown in Oklahoma City.

April 15, 2015 - NewsOK

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Op-Ed: Where GOP Is Strong, Cities Receive Less

When it comes to federal appropriations, urban areas in states dominated by rural Republicans are at a distinct disadvantage. In search of lobbying power, metros in affected states are banding together.

April 11, 2015 - Governing Magazine

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Nextdoor—the 'Facebook for Neighborhoods—Catching on with Investors and Users

As social media platforms evolve into specific niches, the Nextdoor platform is quickly expanding its online version of neighborhood-level interaction.

March 5, 2015 - New York Times

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A Revitalized Oklahoma City Is Turning Heads

Recent attention from National Geographic justified fans of Oklahoma City ready to include the city among the world's best cities.

February 5, 2015 - The Journal Record (OK)

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Oklahoma City's Plan to Attract and Retain Millennials

The Oklahoma Gazette takes an in-depth look at the city's efforts to attract and retain millennials.

January 11, 2015 - Oklahoma Gazette

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