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July 25, 2013

Boren, OU Institute invite ideas about Lindsey Street makeover

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren and the Institute for Quality Communities at OU have invited the public, including Norman city officials and city council members, to a meeting to share ideas about the design for Lindsey Street improvements.

During the public meeting, possible ways to refine the original Lindsey Street design will be discussed.

The goal will be to improve the beauty, quality of life, safety and economic development of the area while better accommodating traffic, according to a university news release.

The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at Legends Times Two, 1313 W. Lindsey St. The event is open to the public at no cost. Those who own property in the Lindsey Street area are especially urged to attend.

For more information, contact Hope Mander, associate director of OU Institute for Quality Communities, at umander@ou.edu or 325-2434.

Expert community planner Dan Burden, of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, will lead the public meeting. Named by TIME Magazine as “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world,” Burden has helped more than 3,500 communities throughout the world become more livable and pedestrian-friendly. 

Norman City Manager Steve Lewis and Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary, his staff and city consultants have been conferring with Burden. Lewis and O’Leary will be at the meeting to answer questions. 

Burden spoke in Norman this spring at the OU Placemaking Conference and in June at the Livable Streets workshop in Norman. He met with property owners, developers and others with interests in the area earlier in the week.

“The areas around the university hold incredible potential to provide some of the greatest town-grown connections in North America,” Burden said. “With a focus on people and place, streets can still accommodate the movement of cars — at safer speeds — while also revving up economic engines that will add great value to adjacent lands and enhance quality of life for all.”

Burden will be joined by Lynn Richards, Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Michael Wallwork, an engineer with 40 years of experience in traffic engineering, road construction and transportation design.

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