Omaha Documenters cover essential conversations and decisions impacting the lives of Omahans at various public meetings.
The Benson Creative District designation elevates Benson’s robust community engagement, creative culture, and supportive neighborhood.
North Omaha is a community that has been subject to systemic disinvestment and decline for decades. The development and activation of the North Omaha Trail represent the kind of investment that is needed in this community.
One of the initial neighborhood development efforts in Walnut Hill has been the creation of a neighborhood plan.
I will be honest, I used to not fully understand why murals were the go-to community development art form. It wasn’t until I was tasked with project managing two murals during the summer of 2014 in my role at The Union for Contemporary Art that I became an enthusiastic believer in their role in fostering vibrant communities.
Young people in Omaha are creative changemakers. They navigate education and healthcare systems not created for them. They advocate for justice and equity. However, many feel they need to leave Nebraska to do the work about which they’re passionate.
Thousands of properties in Omaha are abandoned. Their owners have disappeared, they have delinquent taxes, and they lack marketability. These properties are vacant, create blight, and serve as dumping and gathering grounds – often for illegal activity.