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Omaha by Design was founded in 2001 as an effort to help make Omaha a better city by interjecting urban design principles and policy into the city’s master plan and ongoing development. The organization has worked for over a decade with city, public, and private stakeholders to conceptualize, create, and refine a series of critical landmark overlays, amendments, and policies that have been adopted and approved by Omaha Mayor and City Council. Omaha by Design has also facilitated or implemented large and small demonstration projects throughout the city to create illustrative examples of current best practice in urban design and policy. Omaha by Design contributes to a thriving metro by convening, engaging, educating, and advocating for excellence in urban design and policy.


Omaha by Design is supported by a large volunteer base whose service ranges from facilitating Place Game workshops to donating professional expertise on working committees for various projects. Omaha by Design has estimated the gross in-kind contribution of its volunteers to be nearly $300,000 annually. To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Omaha by Design, call 402.934.7055 or email
Host a Place Game workshop. The Place Game, a free service of Omaha by Design, is a fun, easy and organized way of helping neighborhood and civic groups brainstorm potential improvements to the public spaces in their corner of the city. Place Game workshops are offered from March through October. For more information, call 402.934.7055 or email
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