September 22, 2009, 8am PDT
A broad new plan has been unveiled in Oklahoma City. Included in the plan is a new 70-acre downtown park and a raft of transit improvements.
September 18, 2009, 9am PDT
A profile of James Mallory, GISP, whose job in the Oklahoma County assessor's office sometimes involves using GIS to locate historic trails and treasure.
June 12, 2009, 8am PDT
Not only is walking in Oklahoma City not encouraged, it's actually discouraged with public policy, says an urban design consultant.
March 24, 2009, 9am PDT
Jeff Speck takes a walk in Oklahoma City and finds too-wide streets, too-low density and too much danger for pedestrians.
September 3, 2008, 6am PDT
Utah appears to be just what Texas oilman, T. Boone Pickens, had in mind with his new energy plan that calls for widespread use of natural gas to replace gasoline and diesel, even though only one vehicle is manufactured to run on it.
July 31, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>'The Brownstones' is the name of a new housing development in Oklahoma City, an example of how urbanity is becoming a lifestyle choice. The video is highly promotional, but is worth watching to see the 'brownstone style" development in its setting.</p>
June 20, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Preservationists are working to save numerous art deco architectural landmarks in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A boom began at the height of the oil boom and returned after modernism fell out of style.</p>
June 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Oklahoma City residents used to 70-mile commutes are turning to carpooling as gas hovers at $4 a gallon. But with the largest land area of any U.S. city, providing public transit remains a major challenge.</p>
May 22, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>At one time, Oklahoma City is doing two things many cities have only hoped to: the city's getting rid of one of its aging inner-city highways and replacing it with a park.</p>
April 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Officials in Oklahoma is hoping to woo the Seattle Supersonics to relocate in Oklahoma City by offering tax incentives. One politician is hoping to advance plans for a light rail transit system by planting the idea with team officials.</p>
January 20, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Residents of Picher, Oklahoma, must leave the town contaminated by lead and zinc mines. Although contaminated since the 1970s, only recent threats of cave-ins have convinced hold-outs to leave.</p>
November 9, 2006, 7am PST
Planetizen talks with city planning officials to get an insider's perspective on the planning issues facing cities. In this interview, John M.
September 10, 2006, 5am PDT
The "Channels" would create a new location in the Tulsa area for people to live, work and play. The stated goal of the project is to fully utilize the Arkansas River, Tulsa's greatest natural asset, and attract more young professionals to Tulsa.
September 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act when pollution from one state affects a neighboring state. In the absence Of federal involvement, states have started to sue each other.
December 31, 2005, 11am PST
A non-profit affordable housing developer sets an example as one of the first to move into an impoverished neighborhood.
November 21, 2005, 11am PST
The privately-owned, "Bricktown" historic block is purchased by a local custom home builder for $10.9 million.
August 14, 2005, 7am PDT
Funds from a half billion dollar capital improvements sales-tax initiative are earmarked for downtown residential development.
August 8, 2005, 6am PDT
A new study shows that downtown Oklahoma City's 90's investments are beginning to pay off with an expected demand of at least 7,000 units within the next 10 years.
May 3, 2004, 9am PDT
Does the design of the new Oklahoma City federal building answer the question about how to balance security and openness?
December 10, 2003, 8am PST
Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune favorably considers the design of the new federal Oklahoma City building, which 'tries to enhance the lives of its occupants while upgrading security.'