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"From the Ted Talk by Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds"

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And then came the next stage of the equation. It was time to push what I called MAPS 3. Now MAPS 3, like the other two programs, had had an economic deoeplemnvt motive behind it, but along with the traditional economic development tasks like building a new convention ctneer, we added some health-related infrastructure to the prosces. We added a new central park, 70 acres in size, to be right downtown in ohloakma City. We're building a dowowtnn streetcar to try and help the walkability frluoma for people who choose to live in the inner city and help us create the density there. We're building senior health and wellness centers throughout the community. We put some imvtntneess on the rievr that had originally been ieevtnsd upon in the original MAPS, and now we are currently in the final stages of developing the finest venue in the world for the sports of cnoae, kayak and rowing. We hosted the Olympic trials last spring. We have Olympic-caliber events coming to Oklahoma City, and athletes from all over the world moving in, along with inner city programs to get kids more engaged in these types of recreational activities that are a little bit nontraditional. We also, with another itiniivate that was peassd, are bdliunig hndrdues of miles of new sidewalks throughout the metro area. We're even going back into some inner city situations where we had built neighborhoods and we had built schools but we had not connected the two. We had bluit libraries and we had built neighborhoods, but we had never really connected the two with any sort of wlbaitlkiay. Through yet another funding socrue, we're redesigning all of our inner city streets to be more pedestrian-friendly. Our streets were really wide, and you'd push the button to allow you to walk across, and you had to run in order to get there in time. But now we've narrowed the stetres, highly landscaped them, making them more pedestrian-friendly, really a redesign, rethinking the way we build our infrastructure, designing a city around people and not cars. We're completing our blcyice trail master plan. We'll have over 100 miles when we're through building it out.

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And then came the next stage of the equation. It was time to push what I called MAPS 3. Now MAPS 3, like the other two programs, had had an economic ___________ motive behind it, but along with the traditional economic development tasks like building a new convention ______, we added some health-related infrastructure to the _______. We added a new central park, 70 acres in size, to be right downtown in ________ City. We're building a ________ streetcar to try and help the walkability _______ for people who choose to live in the inner city and help us create the density there. We're building senior health and wellness centers throughout the community. We put some ___________ on the _____ that had originally been ________ upon in the original MAPS, and now we are currently in the final stages of developing the finest venue in the world for the sports of _____, kayak and rowing. We hosted the Olympic trials last spring. We have Olympic-caliber events coming to Oklahoma City, and athletes from all over the world moving in, along with inner city programs to get kids more engaged in these types of recreational activities that are a little bit nontraditional. We also, with another __________ that was ______, are ________ ________ of miles of new sidewalks throughout the metro area. We're even going back into some inner city situations where we had built neighborhoods and we had built schools but we had not connected the two. We had _____ libraries and we had built neighborhoods, but we had never really connected the two with any sort of ___________. Through yet another funding ______, we're redesigning all of our inner city streets to be more pedestrian-friendly. Our streets were really wide, and you'd push the button to allow you to walk across, and you had to run in order to get there in time. But now we've narrowed the _______, highly landscaped them, making them more pedestrian-friendly, really a redesign, rethinking the way we build our infrastructure, designing a city around people and not cars. We're completing our _______ trail master plan. We'll have over 100 miles when we're through building it out.

Solution

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  3. building
  4. formula
  5. streets
  6. initiative
  7. river
  8. hundreds
  9. process
  10. built
  11. development
  12. walkability
  13. downtown
  14. invested
  15. passed
  16. source
  17. center
  18. oklahoma
  19. canoe

Original Text

And then came the next stage of the equation. It was time to push what I called MAPS 3. Now MAPS 3, like the other two programs, had had an economic development motive behind it, but along with the traditional economic development tasks like building a new convention center, we added some health-related infrastructure to the process. We added a new central park, 70 acres in size, to be right downtown in Oklahoma City. We're building a downtown streetcar to try and help the walkability formula for people who choose to live in the inner city and help us create the density there. We're building senior health and wellness centers throughout the community. We put some investments on the river that had originally been invested upon in the original MAPS, and now we are currently in the final stages of developing the finest venue in the world for the sports of canoe, kayak and rowing. We hosted the Olympic trials last spring. We have Olympic-caliber events coming to Oklahoma City, and athletes from all over the world moving in, along with inner city programs to get kids more engaged in these types of recreational activities that are a little bit nontraditional. We also, with another initiative that was passed, are building hundreds of miles of new sidewalks throughout the metro area. We're even going back into some inner city situations where we had built neighborhoods and we had built schools but we had not connected the two. We had built libraries and we had built neighborhoods, but we had never really connected the two with any sort of walkability. Through yet another funding source, we're redesigning all of our inner city streets to be more pedestrian-friendly. Our streets were really wide, and you'd push the button to allow you to walk across, and you had to run in order to get there in time. But now we've narrowed the streets, highly landscaped them, making them more pedestrian-friendly, really a redesign, rethinking the way we build our infrastructure, designing a city around people and not cars. We're completing our bicycle trail master plan. We'll have over 100 miles when we're through building it out.

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