About Omar

Past Urban designer by day and civic hacker by night, now merging the two.

Omar Ureta is a design technologist revealing the complexities of land use planning and development. As an urban design consultant, he advocates for architecture in support of the public realm by improving on public outreach and public process.

As a civic hacker, Omar experiments with new ways to interactively communicate land-use issues through the use of open source tools and open data.

He is part of an emerging community of civic hackers and leads maptimeLA, a volunteer group open to anyone interested in collaborative learning, exploration and map creation.


From maps to strategies

Projection Mapping - Eastside LEADS

Pozole Mapping Tool - Eastside LEADS

Community Asset Mapping

Groundtruthing Toolkit

Let's Find it Tool

500ft Webmap

Land Use Game

Little Houses

Pozole Mapping Tool - CA34 Congress

BuiltLA Webmap

Neverbuilt LA : Griffith Park Nature Center

Windshield Perspectives: LA Growth Animation


email - omaru [at] theworks.la