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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Propose a Project in Your Community

OU Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) Established in 2008, the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) offers conceptual design and planning assistance from the OU College of Architecture. This page provides an overview of how...

Toni Griffin and Mike Lydon – Placemaking Conference 2017

Design for the Just City (02:30) Toni L. Griffin works with cities as the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, with projects including Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework for urban transformation. She is developing values-based planning...

Victor Dover – Placemaking Conference 2017

Making Great Streets (01:40) Victor Dover is an expert on how to fix our streets, and in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love. His work spans 25 years and five continents as a cofounder of award-winning town planning firm Dover, Kohl &...

Mayor Jim Brainard – Placemaking Conference 2017

Video courtesy of OU OnDemand Leadership in Placemaking (8:00) Mayor Jim Brainard is Carmel, Indiana's first six-term mayor. During his leadership, Carmel has grown in population from 25,000 to more than 80,000, and has become a vibrant, thriving city with transformed...

Marcus Westbury and Patrick Kennedy – Placemaking Conference 2017

Renew Australia (01:45) Marcus Westbury is the founder of the multi-award-winning Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia projects that have helped launch more than two hundred creative and community projects in Newcastle, New South Wales, and reopened more than a hundred...

Fred Kent and Susan Silberberg – Placemaking Conference 2017

The Story of Placemaking (04:30) As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces. He travels more than 150,000 miles every year, working on hundreds of projects since 1975. He has taken over half a...

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...