PEOPLE & PLACES: Civic Center Plaza I won't miss it, will you?

Tulsa World columnist Michael Overall is waxing poetic and mourning the impending loss of what’s left of Tulsa’s Civic Center Plaza in this recent article, suggesting Tulsa wants “to toss it away like an empty soda can.”  Seriously?  I’ve laughed to myself over several of Michael’s urban planning observations the past few years, but this…

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PEOPLE & PLACES: Downtown Tulsa’s Underground Tunnels A fascinating peak at our urban underbelly

Have you been thinking about taking one of the downtown Tulsa’s underground tours; imagining dark, damp and musty dungeon-like tunnels, reminiscent of England’s medieval torture chambers? Perhaps you’ve seen images of long, dimly lit, narrow passageways with low ceilings; where you might faintly hear creaky doors and…

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PEOPLE & PLACES – William Franklin Tulsa's Avant Garde Artist and Businessman Extraordinaire

Working to build a city that attracts and retains talent, like William Franklin, has been a pursuit of mine for years. Known professionally as William the Artist, Franklin could arguably thrive in any city on the planet; but he purposefully chooses to live in Tulsa.  As an admirer of his and as an urban planning…

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DOWNSIZING TIPS FOR SENIORS – Part I of II Successful transitions require good planning

Eventually, many if not most seniors consider downsizing their home to better accommodate lifestyle changes as they age. Whether prompted by escalating maintenance costs or a desire to be nearer grandchildren, the process presents some major challenges. Plan the work, work the plan Advanced planning can mean the difference between confusion and smooth sailing, regardless…

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SMART GROWTH TULSA WINS BOOMTOWN AWARD Recognized as the 2016 Urban Advocate

Smart Growth Tulsa was honored recently by Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros) at the organization’s 2016 Boomtown Awards Ceremony at the new River Spirit Casino Resort Ballroom. The recognition of SGT with the Urban Advocate Award, highlighted our support for urban revitalization to enhance the quality of life and attract young professionals to our community.

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