Zoning for Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods

Location Omaha Nebraska
Organization Douglas County Health Department

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. 

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency