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Working Towards Walkability 

A century ago, pedestrians and the occasional horse-drawn conveyance ruled the streets. Therefore, the largest metropolitan areas in Oklahoma were laid out accordingly – to maximize pedestrian considerations. But the introduction of automobiles into everyday life brought about a lot of change that would have long-lasting effects.  “Automobile ownership became the natural way that people got around,” says Justin Henry,...

The Fabric of a City

There is so much variety to the profession of city manager that “there is no such thing as a typical day,” says Larry Stevens, who stepped into that role for the city of Edmond in 2002. “A big chunk is dealing with personnel matters, working with council members and upper management staff, and serving as liaison for and buffer...