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Virtual Conference
May 14, 2021

Conference Overview

This virtual, one-day conference brought together engineers, planners, and community officials from across Oklahoma and the region to learn and share their expertise on a variety of topics including:

  • Addressing equity in transportation
  • Community engagement strategies
  • Planning with youth
  • Creating streets for people

It is more important now than ever to create opportunities to have dialogue and training related to equity in our streets. Participants can earn up to 5.5 continuing education credits. >> View the Sessions and Speakers

What’s it all about?

The City of Tulsa, like other cities around the United States, has historically planned and made infrastructure decisions in an inequitable manner, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

May 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, prompting the City of Tulsa and the larger community to delve into uncomfortable conversations. One such inequity is in the implementation of transportation infrastructure. Our transportation infrastructure has exacerbated not only racial disparities, but has affected all vulnerable populations such as people with mobility issues or other impairments, young people, older adults, those without automobiles, and low-income communities.

As part of this conference, INCOG and the Tulsa Planning Office will host speakers and roundtable discussions with professionals from across the country to learn what has worked in other cities and look at “lessons learned”.

We hope that public officials throughout the region benefit from the conversations and that the focus will highlight ways in which we can create public right-of-way that is safe for everyone, no matter your race, income level, ability, or age.

Our city is just beginning to heal, and acknowledging that not all communities have been included in the decision process of planning our public infrastructure is another step toward reconciliation.

We will demonstrate to attendees and practitioners that when everyone is at the table, our cities’ streets become safer and stronger.

Presented by

Oklahoma Highway Safety Office
Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

OU Urban Design Studio

with support from:

Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Triad Bank and Soundpony

Landplan Consultants

Tulsa Planning Office