Livable Neighborhoods

Goal 4: Encourage well-planned use patterns and transportation systems
Source: Planning Department     LN Goal4     11/4/2010
About this measure:
Data was collected as part of two scientific surveys conducted by telephone in 2000 and 2010 in preparation for major updates to the Comprehensive Plan. Respondents were asked if they strongly agreed, mostly agreed, mostly disagreed or strongly disagreed with the following statement: “Lincoln is developed in a planned and organized way.” 710 people responded to this question in 2000, and 700 responded in 2010.
Why this is important:
The perception of organized and planned development may demonstrate general satisfaction with land use arrangements, ease of transportation, availability of services, or even the general appearance of the City.
The Comprehensive Plan outlines the community’s goals for preservation and enhancement of the existing City and future development of the City. The analysis of community perception and desires for these activities is an integral part of developing a comprehensive plan.
What is being done:
The Planning Department is involved with more detailed sub-area plans that concentrate on the appropriate mix of land uses and the provision of needed services. As individual proposals for future development are received, they are evaluated in light of the Comprehensive Plan and other sub-area plans to see how well they accomplish the goals set by the community. City and County departments coordinate on a weekly basis to assure the City continues to develop in a planned and organized manner.



Source: Planning Department     LN Goal4     11/4/2010
About this measure:
Data was collected as part of two scientific surveys conducted by telephone in 2000 and 2010 in preparation for major updates to the Comprehensive Plan. Respondents were asked “Do you feel that you know how to be involved in how planning and development changes occur?” 710 people responded to this question in 2000, and 700 responded in 2010.
Why this is important:
Planning is a community process that benefits from the input of all stakeholders. Information about which groups are well informed, and which need assistance in becoming informed, can assist the Planning Department in improving their communication efforts.
What is being done:
The Planning Department has increased efforts to provide timely and relevant information through the website, newsletters, emails, open houses, and outreach to various groups and organizations. All are invited to contact the Planning Department if they have questions or a group that would like a presentation at 402-441-7491 or plan@lincoln.ne.gov.