Explore Your Omaha
Look for our signs in 10 locations across the metro to see how Omaha by Design has inspired innovation and effected change.Every time you see one of these signs, visit us here to get the scoop on what you’re seeing and the reason it’s designed the way it is.
Learn about how the work of Omaha by Design and its many partners is improving the quality of our city’s built and natural environments. View some examples of urban design and environmental principles at work in a variety of locations across the metro.Find Out More
Need a great reason to get out? Want to learn more about your city? Use the Explore Your Omaha QR Code Tour to discover some interesting places and enlightening facts about urban design and environmental principles at work across the metro. It’s a great way to spend your day!Find Out More
our first 10 years
The story of Omaha by Design begins in 2001 with five words – vibrant, connected, distinctive, sparkling and fun. These descriptors, identified by Omahans as indicators of future “wants” for their city in a study commissioned by the Omaha Community Foundation, mark the founding of Lively Omaha, the precursor to our present-day organization.
“No one knows for sure what Omaha will be like in the year 2099,” the study states. “If its rate of growth continues, Omaha will be a region, not just a city, and its population will be far more racially and ethnically diverse than today. The community’s future ranking on economic, political and livability scales will be determined by how well it has nurtured its people, solved its problems, managed its resources, and cared for its natural and built environments.”