Oklahoma City mayor to discuss how urban planning made his city healthier

first_imgAddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs/News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYAmy [email protected] City mayor to discuss how urban planning made his city healthier at Rice Kinder Institute event June 30HOUSTON – (June 29, 2015) – In 2007, fueled by his 42-pound weight loss, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett put his city on a diet and challenged them to lose 1 million pounds to help change the culture of obesity in the city. He will discuss his success with this effort at a June 30 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Chase Tower, 601 Travis St., in downtown Houston and is free and open to the public.Mick CornettCornett’s commitment to improving the health of his community led to the investment of nearly $2 billion in schools and quality-of-life infrastructure through the innovative Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) program. That investment generated nearly $6 billion in private sector investment. Today Oklahoma City’s economy is one of the nation’s most robust and the downtown has witnessed a revival in walkability.WHO: Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.WHAT: “Improving a City’s Health: How Urban Planning Made Oklahoma City Healthier,” hosted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.WHEN: 6:30 p.m. June 30.WHERE: Chase Tower, 601 Travis St., in downtown Houston.For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG6807.jpg” alt=”last_img” />

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