Heartland 2050 aims to bring together residents in an eight-county area to work together on a regional vision.
Greg Youell, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, says there will be several neighborhood events where residents are invited to come out and give their input.
At these events, Youell says people are asked to think about the year 2050 and decide where they think individuals should live and work and how they will get around.
"You have a fun and interactive game (that’s been called Monopoly on steroids) where people get to look at the vision of their future and have input and play a game of how they’d like to develop our future area. We also have a series of polling questions that we go through and the audience has clickers that they get to use. They get to participate and see their responses so it’s a fun and interactive evening.”
November 4 – City of Bellevue & Offutt Air force Base
Bellevue University, Muller Administrative Services Building
November 5 – Downtown Omaha
KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street
November 5 – Douglas County – Regional Visioning Workshop
Burke High School, 12200 Burke Street
November 6 – South Omaha
Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street
November 6 – East Pottawattamie County
Oakland Community Center, 614 Van Zee Road, Oakland
November 7 – North Omaha
Lake Point Community Center, 2401 Lake Street
November 7 – Midtown Omaha
Lewis and Clark Middle School, 6901 Burt Street
All events are free and open to the public. No reservations needed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; programming from 6-8: 30 p.m.