G.T. Bynum is young, energetic, enthusiastic and is the only candidate calling on Tulsans to raise the bar for their expectations of a brighter future for our city. Dewey Bartlett appears old and tired; his enthusiasm is underwhelming and he often seems lethargic and disengaged.Details
What is smart growth?
Smart Growth is an ‘urban planning and transportation theory that concentrates growth in compact walkable urban centers to avoid sprawl. It also advocates compact, transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use, including neighborhood schools, complete streets, and mixed-use development with a range of housing choices.’
There are a range of best practices often associated with smart growth. Some include ‘supporting existing communities, redeveloping underutilized sites, enhancing economic competitiveness, providing transportation choices, developing livability measures and tools, promoting equitable and affordable housing, providing a vision for sustainable growth, enhancing integrated planning and investment, aligning, coordinating, and leveraging government policies, redefining housing affordability and making the development process transparent.’