MAPA Board of Directors passes Equity Resolution

The recent demonstrations and protests that have been highlighted in the MAPA region and nationwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd prompted MAPA’s Board of Directors to adopt a resolution at the June 25 board meeting. This resolution reaffirms the agency’s commitment to an equitable and just region. This ensures that the…

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MAPA Releases Interactive Regional Development Report

In a first of its kind assessment for MAPA, we have released our interactive Regional Development Report, which explores the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area’s development patterns and provides insight into the decisions which influenced these patterns. This report represents a new approach at MAPA, both in the data curated and in the sophistication of the…

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COVID-19 Update

As a precaution, given the rapidly-evolving public health concerns facing our community, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency will be practicing social distancing measures including working from home at this time.

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Transit Yields a Return on Investment: ROI Study Released

[aesop_image img=”http://heartland2050.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ROI-Cover-3-01.png” panorama=”off” align=”center” lightbox=”on” captionsrc=”custom” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]  MAPA embarked on a Transit Return on Investment (ROI) Study to evaluate the “business case” for expanding regional transit. This study is built on established studies, the Heartland 2050 Vision and the Close the Gap Analysis of Potential Transportation Corridors in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area….

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2019 H2050 Annual Report is out now!

We are pleased to share the 2019 Heartland 2050 Annual Report. As we continue the work of regional collaboration, it’s important to pause and reflect on the important milestones we have accomplished. As our networks and partnerships grow, so does the impact of our work. We look forward to great things in 2020!    

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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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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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