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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Heartland 2050 Summit Connecting People to Life: Transit in a New Light

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Heartland 2050 held its annual Summit at the Downtown Hilton Omaha. Katharine Eagan Kelleman, the CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny county(Pittsburgh), was the keynote speaker. Ms. Kelleman brought an unique perspective on transit and its importance. The summit featured a keynote address, multiple options for breakout sessions, a…

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Heartland 2050 Summit: Spotlight Session Information

On May 8 Heartland 2050 will hold its annual summit at the downtown Hilton Omaha. The keynote speaker for the summit will be Katharine Eagan Kelleman, the current CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County(Pittsburgh). Register for the summit at this link. The summit will feature four great spotlight sessions these include: Focus on Food…

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H2050 Summit Connecting People to Life: Transit in a New Light

On May 8 Heartland 2050 will hold its annual summit at the downtown Hilton Omaha. The keynote speaker for the summit will be Katharine Eagan Kelleman, the current CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County(Pittsburgh). Prior to her position with the Port Authority she served in several executive leadership roles within the Hillsborough Area Regional(HART)…

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Close the Gap for Livable Communities event recap

On Thursday November 1st over 90 community members came to The Venue at the Highlander for Close the Gap for Livable Communities. An event organized by Heartland 2050, AARP Nebraska, and AARP Iowa. Representatives from AARP, the 24th Street Corridor Alliance, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. The conference was focused on sharing best practices…

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Communications RFP Question and Response

MAPA is accepting proposals from qualified firms for on-call communications support for a refresh of the Heartland 2050 Regional Vision, and possibly support for other MAPA projects. Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Question:  Is MAPA currently working with a marketing/advertising firm? Response: MAPA does not have an on…

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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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