Missing Middle Housing

Register for Missing Middle Events NIFA (Nebraska Investment Finance Authority) hosts a weekly Wednesday Webinar series. Two upcoming events feature Missing Middle Housing topics – register for the free events below! Prairie Queen: A Missing Middle Neighborhood  REGISTER Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 10-11:30 am Guest Speakers: Mark Stursma, Planning Director, City of Papillion and David…

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The Expanding Housing Choices forum provides new ideas for “missing middle housing”

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 MAPA, AARP Iowa, AARP Nebraska and UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) hosted the Expanding Housing Choices forum at the Thompson Alumni Center.  The forum featured many community leaders and advocates who presented their own research and cases to better connect the content to the metro. They touched on…

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Better Block Workshop: Enhancing the Pedestrian Experience

On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 17, 2019, Heartland 2050 and AARP Nebraska brought Team Better Block to the metro to work on enhancing the pedestrian experience and drive community engagement. A facilitated workshop was held Monday afternoon at Outrspaces in Omaha. That evening, a public event was held to inform the community about…

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Close the Gap for livable communities, November 1

Registration required – Click here The keynote address will be given by Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities at AARP. The work of Danielle is to support AARP’s 53 state offices, and nearly 250 localities in AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, to create great places for all people of all ages. Danielle is an urban…

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Close the Gap: Mobility Freedom event recap

On Wednesday September 12  65 employers, non-profit organizations and community members came to The Venue at the Highlander for Close the Gap: Connecting Talent through mobility freedom, an event organized by Heartland 2050 and Verdis Group. Representatives from the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), Verdis Group, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)and the Greater…

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Connecting talent through mobility in the Metro Area

Increasing access to jobs and education is one of many benefits to a strong multi-modal transportation system. As jobs locate in the peripheries where land is more readily available, it is difficult for potential employees in the urban core to access employment and educational opportunities. Transit connects people to opportunities and reduces household expenses as…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Colleen Mason

Colleen Mason, PJ Morgan Real Estate, will be speaking about neighborhoods of opportunity at the Startup Collaborative for the weekly 1 Million Cups event, August 22nd from 9 am – 10 am. Sales and Leasing Agent Colleen Mason joined P.J. Morgan Real Estate in 2014. She has a drive for urban infill and commercial and…

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Radical Imagination

On June 6th, over 250 people attended United Way of the Midlands’ and Heartland 2050’s “Everyone Prospers: The Path to Equity” Symposium featuring Dr. Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, as the keynote speaker. Michael McAfee oversees strategy development and the achievement of policy wins that ensure all people in America have economic security, live in healthy…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Cesar Garcia

Cesar Garcia, DLR Group, will be speaking about infrastructure investments connecting communities at The Exchange for the monthly 1 Million Cups event. Cesar is passionate about all aspects of engineering and integrated design. A native of Colombia, he also is committed to improving living and working conditions for people around the world. As a structural…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Jasmine Harris

Jasmine L. Harris, MPH, CHES is a Public Health Professional who is passionate about criminal and justice reform, social justice issues, and women’s rights. She has been involved with promoting change in the Omaha community through her advocacy and civic engagement efforts to heighten awareness of the barriers people with criminal histories face and the…

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