healthy city design means healthier citizens

Designing a Healthier City

It’s no secret that Tulsa has health problems. 63% of us are overweight or obese (with al full 1/3 of children falling in to this category). According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, less than half of Tulsa County’s population meets basic physical activity requirements (that’s fancy talk for: we don’t exercise). In
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kNOW Your Tulsa March Meeting: Alcohol Laws in OK

TulsaNow’s monthly public forum on March 4th will host speakers Senator Brian Crain (sponsor of SB 424), Kevin Hall of Free the Taps and Blaine Stansel of Roughtail Brewery to discuss the current alcohol legislation in Oklahoma as well as the forecast for Oklahoma brewers, retail alcohol businesses and consumers. They will be discussing the impact
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Oklahoma Liquor Laws: the Bigger Picture

At the moment three bills (SB 383, SB 424, and HB 1858) are in the state legislature that would reform Oklahoma alcohol laws. Modernizing the state’s archaic liquor laws may seem like a petty matter to some however it has far reaching consequences that many citizen’s are unaware of. This includes greater entrepreneurship, more economic
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Public Spaces are for the public

In this most recent issue of The Tulsa Voice, DeJon Knapp (Street Outreach coordinator at Youth Services of Tulsa) writes an excellent long-form piece about downtown Tulsa’s recent struggles with it’s response to the presence of people who are homeless.  Absent from the city’s recent discussions on the matter (save, for perhaps this editorial which
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