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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Intra-Urban Migration and Omaha's Westward Expansion," by Paul S. T. Lee.

While there has been increasing concern about Omaha's westward expansion and future growth pattern, there remains a lack of information about the extent and speed of this outward expansion for the past several years and the socio-economic factors that might have caused it.1

This information as well as relative changes of population among all sections of Omaha is of prime importance in city-wide public service planning and in formulating future city growth policy. This study presents findings from an analysis of the movement of households between different sections within the City of Omaha for the past three years. Attempts have also been made to detect socio-economic factors that have a close relationship to this movement.