Urban Reads: Mick Cornett

Apr 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) - Matchbox 4
3400 Main Street

Mick Cornett

Named by Newsweek as one of the five most innovative mayors in the country, four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett discusses lessons learned from his city's success, Houston's opportunity zones, and the way forward for America's midsize metros.

Copies of “The Next American City: The Promise of Our Midsize Metros,” will be sold on-site. A book signing will follow the program.

About "The Next American City"

Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities have in common? They are cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, powered by a can-do spirit, valuing compromise over confrontation and progress over political victory. These are the cities leading America ... and they're not waiting for Washington's help.

As mayor of one of America's most improved cities, Cornett used a creative and personal approach to orchestrate his city's renaissance. In this book, Cornett translates his city's success — and the success of cities like his — into a vision for the future of our country.

"The Next American City" is a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. It is a study of the changes reshaping American urban life — and a blueprint for those to come.

About Mick Cornett

Mick Cornett served four terms as Oklahoma City's longest-serving mayor from 2004 to 2018. Midway through his time in office, Newsweek called him one of the five most innovative mayors in the country, and at the end of his Mayoralty he was named #25 on Fortune Magazine's "World's Greatest Leaders" list. London-based World Mayors listed him as the #2 mayor in the world, and Governing magazine named him the Public Official of the Year in 2010. Best known for helping Oklahoma City attract the NBA's Thunder franchise and putting Oklahoma City "on a diet" to lose a collective million pounds, Cornett also led the charge to pass MAPS 3, an innovative $800 million civic infrastructure investment in parks, urban transit, wellness centers and downtown amenities that have dramatically reshaped Oklahoma City. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Terri, three sons and a growing family of sixth- and seventh-generation Oklahomans.

About Urban Reads

The Kinder Institute's Urban Reads series showcases recently published works by local and national authors.

This program is eligible for 1.5 CM credits from the American Planning Association.

Mick Cornett
Cities must invest in themselves before others will see their worth, Mick Cornett says
FEATURES :  Apr. 19, 2019

Four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett joined the Kinder Institute to discuss his book, "The Next American City."

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