In 1950, Omaha’s population density (the number of people per unit of area) was about 6,000 people per square mile. Today, it’s substantially lower – about 3,650 people per square mile. What are we doing, or not doing, with all that space?
The Urban Form & Transportation section of the Environmental Element seeks to help Omaha:
- Accommodate its potential urban population within a compact, contiguous urban area
- Productively and effectively use all land within its 2010 municipal limits
- Support an efficient city form with a balanced transportation network that increases the role of low-impact and active transportation modes in providing access to all parts of the city