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The Atlantic: OKC mayor-led healthy living initiatives may serve as an example in fighting nation's obesity epidemic

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In the story this week on The Atlantic's website, "How One of America's Most Overweight Cities Lost a Million Pounds," writer Ian Birrell explored Oklahoma City and the initiative led by Mayor Mick Cornett to put the city's residents on a diet and then transform the city into a pedestrian- and bike-friendly place. "The mayor of Oklahoma City declared

Brookings announces new initiative for innovation and placemaking; OKC one of first projects

Friday, October 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 8, 2015—Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott today announced the establishment of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces. The initiative is made possible through a gift from Brookings trustee Robert M. Bass

Myriad Botanical Gardens wins Open Space Award from Urban Land Institute

Thursday, October 8, 2015

PARKS IN OKLAHOMA CITY AND FOSHAN, CHINA SELECTED AS WINNERS OF THE 2015 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE URBAN OPEN SPACE AWARD Two urban parks — one in Oklahoma City, the other in Foshan, China — have been selected as winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City and Thousand

Devon Energy Center wins global award from Urban Land Institute

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A corporate project that greatly enhanced downtown Oklahoma City with a six-story central atrium, a 50-foot tower, civic spaces, parks, plazas, and more has won a global award as an outstanding development project from the international Urban Land Institute (ULI). Devon Energy Center is one of 10 winners of ULI's Global Awards of Excellence, picked from 22

204th Navy Ball has traditions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

By Joan Gilmore The Journal Record There’s war and there is peace and right now in Oklahoma peace is reigning. The time to recognize those who still are in the service of our country is coming up on Oct. 3. The women and men of the U.S. Navy will have their annual Navy Birthday Ball to celebrate the 240th birthday of the Navy. The black-tie event

OKC tops Entrepreneur.com's list of "25 Cities Worth Moving to If You Want to Launch a Business"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sujan Patel, a contributor for Entrepreneur.com, recently ranked 25 cities for would-be entrepreneurs to move to if they want to start a business. Oklahoma City ranked first. Here's what he wrote: "In business -- as in real estate -- it’s all about location, location, location. Despite the rise in remote-work arrangements, this sentiment holds true

Register now for health business forum

Thursday, September 3, 2015

You are invited to attend an important forum addressing the health of our community and how it relates to economic development from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63rd Street. The “Better Health Through Economic Opportunity” forum is

OKC district's changes add up to big gains on math scores

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Aurora Lora, associate superintendent of student achievement and accountability for Oklahoma City Public Schools, said rebuilding the math department keyed the turnaround. By Tim Willert Education Reporter, The Oklahoman Nine schools in the Oklahoma City district showed gains of at least 18 points on state and federally mandated math tests and