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I Could Live There: An Ode to Downtown Oklahoma City

By Andrea Buglione, P.U.M.A. Associate In the 1990s, I’m told, almost no one lived in Oklahoma City’s downtown. The sprawling city’s urban core was for workers occupying sterile office buildings until heading out for the day at five o’clock. Today, the area is home to nearly 10,000 residents, helping make it what we call an [...]

Our Communities Are Not For Sale Gentrification Summit

By Bree Davies, P.U.M.A. Intern Gentrification - “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” ~ Merriam-Webster If we start with this definition of gentrification, Denver – like many cities across the world – is in the midst of a citywide gentrification [...]

Progress Report: Evansville, Indiana

We’ve been pleased to be engaged with the City of Evansville since 2016 in a two-step process to advance the revitalization of its downtown.  First, P.U.M.A. led an interdisciplinary team to develop an action-oriented master plan for downtown Evansville. The master plan focused on implementation through strategies to improve the downtown’s economy, environment and experience, [...]

EcoDistricts Summit

By Yvette Freeman, P.U.M.A. Senior Strategist  Last month I had the privilege of attending the eighth annual EcoDistricts Summit in Atlanta. I was introduced to EcoDistricts last year when Denver was the host, and I was amazed at the way gentrification was discussed -- candidly, openly and with a lens on equity and race. The distinctive [...]