Zoning for Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods

At a Glance:

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Date: 2012

Vital Condition: Humane Housing, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: affordable housing, active transportation, transit system, housing, complete communities

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: Literature review

Community Types: urban

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This desktop HIA examined the impacts of a proposed zoning change in Omaha to support active transportation options. The City of Omaha Planning Department was considering creating a zoning classification for walkable mixed-use neighborhoods and requested an HIA on how this zoning might affect health. The HIA examined how the proposed zoning changes would affect health determinants such as walkability, housing affordability, and transportation costs. 

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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