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Author Topic: Planned 128-acre social/healthy-living neighborhood in Osage Hills (NW Tulsa)  (Read 953 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2018, 02:35:15 pm »


So Blake was listening here to all the architecture rants I have been making about alleys, back of property access, no garage in front of house, etc.


Its also an opportunity to design a streetlighting system that actually benefits the residents needs rather than the utility company.

Shielded, glare-free no-nuisance light at moderate levels, warmer colors (as opposed to vision-wrecking blue-rich light).

...or even no street lighting at all (being a rural setting).  People are surprised to find out that the City of Tulsa does not actually require street lighting.
In fact courts have held that municipalities take on more liability with streelights than without.

Conversely, well thought out lighting can encourage more utilization in common areas.   Think beyond the salesperson.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2018, 09:11:17 am »

I am hopeful for this type of development. They have also been discussing conservation easements on parts of the development with me for some time.
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2018, 09:20:27 am »

I am hopeful for this type of development. They have also been discussing conservation easements on parts of the development with me for some time.


This has potential to be one of the best developments done in decades...!   I am optimistic and enthusiastic !
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2018, 12:46:44 pm »

I am hopeful for this type of development. They have also been discussing conservation easements on parts of the development with me for some time.

Human beings are not the only ones adversely affected by bad streetlighting decisions.  Look at the rebuilt section of Riverside Drive for an example.
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2018, 09:18:57 pm »

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2018, 09:41:21 am »

I created a new topic on the plan-it  board about Blue Zones Project which aims to make healthy living more convenient/accessible and sounds pretty relevant to this development:

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=21706.new#new


The sum up the entire projects with 9 healthy habits of some exceptionally healthy long-living communities around the world:
https://www.bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/


Interesting concepts but seems like the majority of what is required which cities can control can be summed up with "walkability" (and the interconnected-society which usually results from that). If you can't get that, at least have lots of parks nearby along with places you can walk or bicycle to (preferably easier to walk/bicycle to than drive). For Tulsa, living in downtown which has a bunch of parks and is already easier and faster to bicycle from point to point than to drive (hooray!). Midtown has neighborhoods that meet some of the guidelines like Maple Ridge, Swan Lake, Renaissance and Florence Park all have several neighborhood/bordering/interconnected parks.


It also lists having a purpose, regularly attending any sort of religious services (tied in to having purpose and staying connected), drinking 1-2 glasses of alcohol regularly, and eating lot of plants as important factors that add lifespan.
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2018, 10:50:17 am »

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Lol.... could be a little of that go on...  might not be all bad..?? 



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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 01:47:17 pm »

Some early renderings I found, looks pretty nice!

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