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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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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TWO STEPS TO SAVE THE RIVERSIDE SIDEWALK Participate in the process

Step One: Sign our letter, encourage the Mayor to reconsider his position on the Riverside Sidewalk Dear Mayor Bartlett: The undersigned recommend the City of Tulsa build a sidewalk on the east side of Riverside Drive connecting downtown Tulsa via Veterans Park to the entrance of the Gathering Place as proposed by the COT Engineering…

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LET’S THANK GEORGE KAISER By investing alongside him

Finally, recreational development along the Arkansas River bank. The Gathering Place, a $200+ million project paid for primarily by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, should silence critics who have for decades lamented the lack of transformative development along the Arkansas River and River Parks. For fifty years Tulsans have talked the talk about river development…

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