Veteran Urban Planner Joins Redevelopment Program in Tulsa

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A Tulsa native and former dean of the University of Georgia College of Environmental Design has returned to the city as a special advisor for urban planning.

Jack Crowley began duties this week as special advisor on urban planning to Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor. He will also be on the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa faculty as a visiting professor in the College of Agriculture. "Jack's national expertise and knowledge will help Tulsa's vision become a reality," said Gerard Clancy, OU- Tulsa president. Crowley's first priority will be to coordinate the Tulsa's downtown revitalization efforts. Other duties will include planning for the city's mass transit efforts and providing support for the development of PlanIt Tulsa, a new comprehensive plan.

"Tulsa's downtown is ready for a renaissance," Crowley said. "The last time Tulsa commissioned a comprehensive plan for the city, Richard Nixon was president of the United States." "So much has changed since that time," he said. "Technology, lifestyles and work patterns have evolved. It is time Tulsa planned for the next generation. …


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