Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology

First Advisor

Dr. Harold J. Retallick


The purpose of this study is twofold. In the first place, there is a relative lack of geographical research devoted to the residential sections of cities. This is regretable since residential land-use is predominant in most urban areas. Secondly, there has been very little study of blighted areas by geographers. The majority of the work carried out on this subject has been mainly the product of sociologists and land economists.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography and Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Joseph W. Preusser September, 1970

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