October 13, 2011, 9am PDT
Each year, the American Planning Association singles out neighborhoods that "...represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow."
American Planning Association
October 4, 2011, 6am PDT
A group of local artists in Omaha, Nebraska are putting their mark on old grain elevators located right in the heart of the city, making the art pieces an Omaha fixture.
January 25, 2011, 5am PST
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
December 8, 2010, 6am PST
Like many other towns, Hooper, Nebraska (pop. 827) started to die when a bypass was built around it. To bring folks back to the town's core, residents and business people of Hooper came together to remind the world of Hooper's existence.
August 18, 2010, 11am PDT
The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is asking locals to submit and vote on ideas to integrate into its new master plan, hoping to get citizens more involved in the process and test out unconventional ideas.
July 26, 2010, 9am PDT
A small town in Nebraska is reviving the Homestead Act, offering plots of land to people in order to cash in on property taxes down the line. Other places are following suit.
April 12, 2010, 9am PDT
Bureaucratic snafus between the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Federal Highway Administration have caused numerous highway, bridge and road projects to be delayed. FHA head Victor Mendez met with local officials to sort out the mess.
February 27, 2010, 5am PST
The new urban design review board once again deems that a publicly backed project doesn't do enough to encourage activity on the street and sends the Downtown Improvement District back to the drawing board.
May 14, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>The city of Omaha, Nebraska, has announced plans to build a network of bike lanes throughout the city, boosted by private contributions of more than $600,000.</p>
May 8, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>In Nebraska, a state experiencing just a moderate level of Hispanic immigration inflow, Attorney General Jon Bruning has drawn the line on who he’ll protect from abusive housing policies and who he won’t. For him, immigrants simply aren’t worth it.</p>
August 27, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The population shift from rural to urban areas is making big changes in the Great Plains. While many rural small towns are disappearing, the shift is opening new doors for business and preservation.</p>
March 23, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>New census figures are showing an increasing trend of rural population decline, as more and more people are moving to urban metropolitan areas. These are just two stories of waning population in some of the nation's rural areas.</p>
Omaha World-Herald, The Raliegh News & Observer
October 10, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>Omaha, Nebraska, may be leading the way for cities around the country to integrate urban design with their master plans. Omaha's far-reaching urban design standards could be law by the year's end.</p>
September 13, 2006, 6am PDT
A large subdivision in Nebraska is generating controversy over a zoning change that allows the developer to avoid paying for road improvements and maintenance. Residents fear this will open the door for other developers to find the same loophole.
Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise
August 9, 2005, 2pm PDT
Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, and other golf course designers and investors have discovered that Nebraska's remote Sandhill prairies are perfect for stateside Scottish-style golf.
October 1, 2004, 6am PDT
As incomes rise and public housing needs fall, the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska is planning a pedestrian-friendly village to keep members of the community on the reservation.
September 10, 2004, 5am PDT
How the Omaha metropolitan area can prepare for the next growth wave.
September 7, 2004, 9am PDT
In recent years, the City of Omaha has made considerable progress in curbing and reversing negative trends, such as population loss and the deterioration of neighborhoods.
August 30, 2004, 1pm PDT
If Portland and Houston are two extremes for planning, Lincoln, Nebraska is squarely in the middle, say observers.
January 15, 2004, 5am PST
Private industry is financing an 'Omaha By Design' effort to improve city's design standards and guidelines.