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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "The Changing Distribution of Omaha's Office Space," by Armin K. Ludwig.

During the first half of the twentieth century in most American cities the journey between home and work tended to increase. This was especially true for white collar office workers and managers whose rising incomes permitted not only purchase of new homes in the suburbs but also purchase and operation of automobiles to ease the longer journey to work. In most cases this journey took them to the Central Business District (CBD) or financial center of the city. As these commercial cores of cities grew upward the residential fringes grew outward. Professor Jean Gottmann has documented this direct relationship between the rise of office skyscrapers in the core of cities and the ensuing residential sprawl on the urban fringes.1