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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "An Analysis of the Omaha Apartment Market," by Donald A. Nielsen and John P. Zipay.

The housing construction industry has always been looked on as one of the key indicators of the American economy. When the economy was soaring, the housing industry often saw favorable conditions. In the past several years, however, it has not seen the best of times. New residential starts, both locally and nationally, appear to be headed for a 1981 total that falls far below the levels of only a few years ago.