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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "An Economic Profile of the Omaha Office Space Market," by Donald A. Nielsen.

During the first half of the twentieth century, the distance between residence and worksite tended to increase in most American cities for white collar office workers and managers. This was due to increases in real income, improvements in transportation networks, and the increased availability of the auto· mobile to the middle income class, all of which correlated with the purchase of new homes in the suburbs. Traditionally, the journey to work took the labor force from their homes in the suburbs to areas in or near the central business district or to the financial center of the city. In the past 25 years, however, the location and construction of many offices and other traditional uses of downtown space away from these centers into the suburbs has begun to decrease the journey to work for a number of office workers.