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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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