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ULI and Livable Las Vegas

By Jeanne Brown on August 25, 2006 12:37 PM | Permalink
The concern with how to make Las Vegas a livable community has been addressed by groups and individuals beyond the valley, as well as within. In 1997 the Urban Land Institute (headquartered in Washington, D.C.) was invited by various Vegas-area governmental bodies to send an advisory panel to Las Vegas to consider the issue. Their report, titled "Livable Las Vegas: Managing Growth in the Las Vegas Valley" is available in the Architecture Studies Library on our reserves shelf (HT168 L35 L355 1997 -- ask at the service desk). One of the findings they reported continues to resonate: Vegas appears to be "...gambling on the availability of adequate land and water to support the Valley's projected development -- a gamble that the panel believes will entail high stakes and high risks." (p. 15).

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