Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Russell Smith
Omaha by Design’s (OBD) initiative, Neighborhood Omaha, identifies groups of neighborhoods as planning units. Objective methods can be used to identify alternative groupings of neighborhoods into alliances for sub-area planning. For alliances to be successful, neighborhoods need to be drawn together based on similar characteristics, specifically neighborhood demographics. This study asserts that neighborhood, business and miscellaneous associations can be analyzed using two-step cluster analysis to determine demographic, problem and identity similarity. An analysis of the neighborhoods east of 72nd Street, as identified by the City of Omaha Planning Department, resulted in the creation 11 multi-neighborhood alliances.
Bloom, Heather L., "Alternative Methods for Identifying Groups of Neighborhoods to Support the Development of Alliances in Omaha, Nebraska" (2005). Student Work. 1601.
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