Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Nebraska

Omaha Developer Sells “Walkable Main Street” of Parking Lots

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As the downside of sprawling development becomes better understood, some developers are getting better at greenwashing sprawl. Here’s a pretty great example from Omaha, Nebraska. Charles Marohn at Strong Towns came across a story about Lockwood Development’s new office park in the Omaha World-Herald. And he was so taken aback by the disparity between the rhetoric […]

Omaha Considering Pedicab Ban During College World Series

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We were feeling all warm and fuzzy inside about Omaha this morning when we saw this nice video about the community’s attempts to reduce obesity, including providing transportation alternatives. And then we heard Omaha is considering banning pedicabs during the College World Series this summer. Now we’re confused: Is Omaha trying to encourage active forms […]

NRDC Names 15 Smarter Cities

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How long do you have to wait for a bus in your city? How much does it cost? Does every family on your block have two cars? And tell us about your bikeshare program… The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been asking questions like these to determine their list of 15 Smarter Cities – […]