A City built for people.

Unleashing the potential of

A City built for people.

We are unabashedly proud of this place we call home, the Omaha metro. As we build for the future, we consider the city’s unique set of people, places and ideas. We harness the power of urban design to enhance city life, centering our work on three Areas of Impact.

Vibrant + Inclusive Public Spaces

A city should bring people together. That’s why many of our projects center around the elements that enhance our metro’s culture, like public art, historic preservation and our neighborhoods. We encourage thoughtful design as a proven return on investment, resulting in spaces that are adaptable and built to last.

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Public Space

A Smart + Connected Metro

A city is constantly on the move. Today, we’re on the cusp of a new and exciting era in mobility, as ride sharing, smart technologies, and the Internet of Things revolutionize the way people and goods move about the metro. We work to strengthen regional connections, while uncovering opportunities for new types of connectivity. 

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Metro

Equitable + Sustainable Development

A city is more than concrete and steel. In decades past, our metro was built without much thought given to the social and environmental consequences. Today, with the benefit of history, we are at work to reverse this trend, as we tackle issues such as housing affordability, density vs. sprawl, urban waterways, and access to jobs and education.

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Developments

Filter Areas of Impact

VIBRANT + INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES

October 7th 2020

Art+ Infrastructure

Adding art to the spaces in between.

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SMART + CONNECTED METRO

October 12th 2020

Art+ ORBT

Meet the Art+ists!

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EQUITABLE + SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

November 14th 2019

Affordable Housing, Now!

How might we apply design innovation to introduce a better and wider range of affordable housing?

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SMART + CONNECTED METRO

November 14th 2019

Mobility by Design

Emerging technologies are unlocking new ways of moving about the city, connecting people, places, and opportunities like never before.

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News + Events

Events

August 14th 2020

Old Firehouse, New Life | Exploration by Design

When I approached the station off of 20th and Lake, I couldn’t help but notice the sticker on the front door. While the building is historic, the decal seemed much more modern, reading “Omaha Association | Black Firefighters | We Unite Today, For a Better Tomorrow.” Also featured on the logo, a burning torch and […]

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Events

May 6th 2020

There Must Be Boulevards | Exploration by Design

Take the scenic route to connect seventeen city parks along Omaha’s historic boulevard system.

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Get Involved

Cities evolve according to the diverse needs and desires of their citizens. To reach our greatest potential, we need you to participate in shaping the metro’s future. Check out the many ways to join us in building a more vibrant, livable city for all.

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