Tulsa, Oklahoma city skyline at sunset

Tulsa’s Cash Incentive Drives Real Community

Thousands of remote workers moved to Tulsa to take advantage of a $10,000 incentive program. The vast majority of them stayed.

June 13, 2023 - Vox

An intersection with bike lanes in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Business Owners Force Removal of New Tulsa Bike Lanes

Local politics is still an obstacle for street reconfigurations that make space for people on bikes.

October 12, 2021 - KTUL

The image shows a portion of the African American neighborhood that was overrun by white rioters May 31-June 1, 1921. With force of numbers and superior weapons, they defeated the black defenders in a number of engagements.

The Tulsa Race Massacre: A Century Later

On the hundred-year anniversary of the violence that destroyed Tulsa's "Black Wall Street," the country is finally reckoning with the legacy of one of the most destructive racially motivated riots in U.S. history.

June 3, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Black Wall Street

Black Wall Street's Second Destruction

After the Tulsa Race Massacre, Greenwood rebuilt strong. Then came "urban renewal."

June 1, 2021 - Next City

2016 Presidential Election

Floridians File Lawsuit to Protect Jacksonville from the GOP

A public nuisance lawsuit filed July 8 aims to ensure that an unsafe indoor mass gathering like President Trump held in Tulsa last month, which reportedly led to coronavirus infections, does not occur during the Republican National Convention.

July 13, 2020 - WJCT News

Shopping Cart

Dollar Stores and Grocery Stores

Opponents of dollar stores argue that dollar stores are the mortal enemy of grocery stores. Is this really true?

February 24, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

Dollar Store

In Tulsa, Pushing Back on the Dollar Store Incursion

Restrictions in North Tulsa are part of a backlash against the dollar stores flooding communities that are food deserts in need of real grocery stores.

November 23, 2019 - The New York Times

Downtown Tulsa Bus Sation

Free Bus Rides in Tulsa

The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (Tulsa Transit) is launching a redesigned bus system this September. Tulsa Transit is offering free rides to boost the new service.

August 5, 2019 - Public Radio Tulsa

Empty Swings

Tulsa's New $465 Million Park 'Gathering Place' is Now Open

The 66.5 acres of the huge Gathering Place is only the first phase of a planned 100 acres.

September 26, 2018 - City Lab

Can a Park Transform Tulsa?

A new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh could transform the city

August 11, 2018 - The New York Times

Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma

A 'City Vitality' Metric

Gallup and the city of Tulsa have partnered on the new Gallup-Tulsa CitiVoice Index.

December 7, 2017 - Smart Cities Drive

Tulsa Arkansas River

How Tulsa Beat Flooding Without Saying 'Climate Change'

An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.

November 9, 2017 - Governing

Tulsa Arkansas River

Chief Resilience Officer in Tulsa Helping City Face Down Natural and Political Disasters

DeVon Douglass spoke with Laura Bliss about how she plans to help make the city more resilient, especially for those most at risk.

August 30, 2017 - CityLab

Tulsa Mixed Use

The Boxyard Igniting Retail Push In Downtown Tulsa

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.

January 19, 2017 - Modern Cities

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

Tulsa Arkansas River

Planners Across America: Dawn Warrick On Implementing Tulsa's Comprehensive Plan

In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Tulsa Planning Director Dawn Warrick describes the implementation process for the PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan.

May 27, 2015 - Josh Stephens

Designers Envision a Better Future for a Notorious Tulsa 'Parking Crater'

Sometimes a public shaming can be good for less-than-desirable land uses. Case in point: designers mobilizing to remodel a notorious parking crater in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

March 4, 2015 - Tulsa World

Study: Passenger Vehicle Fleet is Older and More Polluting

Arguably just as important than the sales of new vehicles, e.g., hybrids and EVs, are the consequences of not buying new cars.

December 14, 2014 - Scientific American

Calatrava Bridge, Dallas

35 New Cities Named as 100 Resilient Cities Members

After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.

December 4, 2014 - 100 Resilient Cities

Good News From America's Surface Parking Capital

Just two months ago, Tulsa was given the ignominious title of having the country's most parking-scarred downtown by Streetsblog readers. Apparently the recognition has jolted the city into action, as a ban on new surface lots was recently extended.

May 14, 2013 - DC.Streetsblog

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