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…

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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…

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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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Regional Equitable Growth Profile Summary

Click to view Summary The Omaha-Council Bluffs metro region missed out on nearly $5 billion in economic activity in 2015 due to racial disparities in educational attainment, employment, economic development, housing and community development, transportation and health and wellness. That is one of the key findings of the updated Heartland 2050 Equitable Growth Profile, which…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Farrah Grant

Farrah Grant is an adjunct professor in the Geography/Geology department at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her interests lie at the intersection of sustainability and urban transportation systems. She teaches a variety of courses including Human-Environment Geography and the newly launched Introduction to Sustainability and serves on the Sustainability Minor Curriculum Committee as well as…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Emily Andersen

Emily Andersen, DeOld Andersen Architecture, will be speaking about design for humans at The Exchange Building for the weekly 1 Million Cups event April 18th from 9 am to 10 am. Emily Andersen is a co-founding Principal of DeOld Andersen Architecture and design director, in addition to serving as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University…

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