Oklahoma City

Halloween hot spots on The Better Life Blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If you want to know where the best and most ghoulish places to celebrate Halloween in Oklahoma City are, as well as some of the more family-friendly spots, check out this week's Better Life Blog for all of the haunted hotspots. Targeted to Oklahoma City-area newcomers and those who want to move here, the Better Life Blog each week serves up the best ways

Oklahoma City's Innovation District to be focus of Brookings study

Friday, October 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 14, 2015) – The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces have begun an 18-month study of Oklahoma City’s emerging innovation district, an area encompassing the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. This work, which will focus on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, is part

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