Students Travel to Muskogee

Students have been working on a Muskogee Downtown Plan.

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Community Hope Workshop

Learn about a workshop held in downtown Muskogee to gather community feedback.

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Pedestrian Interventions in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has been implementing an impressive set of pedestrian interventions since 2012- This page shares some examples from the city’s official report, and provides Google Street View frames so that you can explore some of these intersections virtually....

Muskogee Final Presentation

On Saturday, April 29, students from the OU design and planning team presented findings of the study to a public audience. A video of the presentation is below. The full text of the plan document will be available in the coming...

US Population Estimates, 2016

The US Census Bureau released its July 1, 2016 population estimates. According to the Census, on this date the estimated population of the United States was 323,127,513, a gain of 14.3 million people since 2010. US Population Change 2010-16 The map below shows rates...

Highlights of 2017 Placemaking Conference

Thank you for joining us at the University of Oklahoma for the third IQC Placemaking Conference! We hope the stories and ideas shared at the conference will help you engage in improving your community. We will have videos of the excellent presentations available soon....

Muskogee Site Visit

We traveled to Muskogee Wednesday with a group of 30 faculty, staff, and students to kick off a design competition focusing on the connections between Arrowhead Mall, an urban renewal era project, and downtown Muskogee. Students in Dr. Sarah Little‘s landscape...

President Boren: 50 Years of Public Service

Congratulations, President Boren! President David Boren was honored Thursday by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for a half-century of public service. The Regents passed a resolution of congratulations in honor of the former Oklahoma governor, U.S. senator...

Community Hope Workshop

On November 15, we held a Community Hope Workshop to gather feedback and ideas for the future of downtown Muskogee. More than 100 Muskogee residents from all corners of the city showed up at the Martin Luther King Center to help us in this effort. At the center,...

We Art Lindsey Street

Sunday, December 4 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sooner Legends 1200 24th Ave, Norman IQC is partnering with the Norman Arts Council to produce a kick-off workshop for artists planning to apply for a grant for placemaking projects on Lindsey Street. Lindsey Street is...

Small City Urban Renewal and Central Malls

Urban renewal policies of the mid-20th Century were not limited to major cities. Regional cities and small towns also implemented urban renewal programs. This post shows five cities of under 100,000 in population that built central shopping malls as part of Urban...

Central Muskogee Population

As in many cities, the central part of Muskogee has lost population over the last several decades. In the 1970 Census, four central neighborhoods accounted for 18,000 people- Nearly half of Muskogee’s 1970 population of 37,000. However, by 2010, the Census...

Downtown Muskogee: A Landscape of Hope

Symbolic Sequence of Planning Process We call this planning effort Downtown Muskogee: A Landscape of Hope. What is a hopeful city? How is hopefulness of a people related to the growth of a town? Can we make a plan based on hope? Collective hope is not the same as...

Environmental Design Students Study Bricktown Public Life

One of the key sources of data for understanding city life is traffic count information. Cities collect detailed information about the number of cars that travel down major streets each day. However, cities rarely collect similar information about people walking or...