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Blog post
June 3, 2021, 5am PDT
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.
Diana Ionescu
June 1, 2021, 11am PDT
After the Tulsa Race Massacre, Greenwood rebuilt strong. Then came "urban renewal."
Next City
July 13, 2020, 8am PDT
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.
WJCT News
Blog post
February 24, 2020, 5am PST
Opponents of dollar stores argue that dollar stores are the mortal enemy of grocery stores. Is this really true?
Michael Lewyn
November 23, 2019, 11am PST
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.
The New York Times
August 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
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.
Public Radio Tulsa
September 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The 66.5 acres of the huge Gathering Place is only the first phase of a planned 100 acres.
City Lab
August 11, 2018, 9am PDT
A new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh could transform the city
The New York Times
December 7, 2017, 7am PST
Gallup and the city of Tulsa have partnered on the new Gallup-Tulsa CitiVoice Index.
Smart Cities Drive
November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
Governing
August 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
DeVon Douglass spoke with Laura Bliss about how she plans to help make the city more resilient, especially for those most at risk.
CityLab
January 19, 2017, 11am PST
Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.
Modern Cities
October 30, 2015, 10am PDT
The "Driving Forward" plan, as it's called, is unabashed in its ambitions to expand highway capacity in the state of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoman
Feature
May 27, 2015, 2pm PDT
In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Tulsa Planning Director Dawn Warrick describes the implementation process for the PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan.
Josh Stephens
March 4, 2015, 12pm PST
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.
Tulsa World
December 14, 2014, 11am PST
Arguably just as important than the sales of new vehicles, e.g., hybrids and EVs, are the consequences of not buying new cars.
Scientific American
December 4, 2014, 9am PST
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.
100 Resilient Cities
May 14, 2013, 7am PDT
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.
DC.Streetsblog
April 12, 2013, 1pm PDT
The votes are in and Tulsa has defeated Milwaukee in Streetsblog's inaugural tournament to recognize the worst parking crater in America. Fear not, though, Tulsans, some solutions have already been proposed to help address your dubious distinction.
DC.Streetsblog
June 21, 2012, 5am PDT
The demolition of a Tulsa resident's edible garden, deemed "too tall" by city inspectors, has sparked a civil rights lawsuit, and is generating national attention.
Grist