Jessica Brent is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio. With a background in public health, she is interested in the many ways the urban form contributes to health and wellness. She currently serves as Mobility Management Coordinator for the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her focus is transit but when her boss isn't looking she pokes her nose in the bike/ped planning projects. The paths of travel through cities are endlessly fascinating to her. An urban designer at heart, Jessica admires creative interventions, thoughtful design and the application of marketing and branding strategies to city planning. In addition to her work with INCOG, Jessica is the site planner for Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, Tulsa's 3-day cycling festival. She is active in her neighborhood's development committee and serves on the board for Tulsa Now, a grassroots revitalization advocacy group.
Removing Sidewalks to Make Room for Peds
WAMU's Michael Pope reports on an Alexandria, VA's plan to level the playing field for bikes, pedestrians and cars by taking out curbs.
Charlotte Airport Turning Trash into Treasure
Air travel is a notoriously wasteful mode. But one airport is taking huge leaps towards sustainability. Julie Rose reports on Charlotte Douglas International's comprehensive recycling and composting program.
NYC Mayor: Bring Payphones Into the 21st Century
With 11,000 payphones scattered across New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking techies to design a payphone that will meet modern communication needs.
Looking Back to Find the Road Ahead
In the wake of massive power outages in the Northeast, lighting designer Linnaea Tillett describes pre-industrial techniques for lighting and wayfinding that just might be worth revisiting.
Airbnb Draws Tourists Off the Beaten Path
Airbnb connects travelers from around the world to unique rentable spaces. With the recent launch of a "Neighborhoods" feature, Airbnb has the potential to redirect tourist spending to often overlooked areas.