Congress of leading urban design thought leaders set to bring 1,600 to OKC

Published Thursday, August 15, 2019
by Steve Lackmeyer

The Congress for New Urbanism, an international organization dedicated to urban placemaking, is set to host its 2021 annual conference in Oklahoma City.

The conference typically draws about 1,600 of its 2,600 members, and the 2021 conference will showcase a downtown Oklahoma City transformation that will include a completed Scissortail Park, Omni Hotel and convention center.

The team that pitched to host the conference that features leading thinkers in urban design, architecture and planning, admit they were “pleasantly shocked” when they were chosen after their first ever bid.

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