Las Vegas

March 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Jacob Snow, the executive director of the Clark County Regional Transportation Commission, can't hide his excitement about new rapid transit buses coming to the Las Vegas area in this editorial.
Las Vegas Sun
March 22, 2010, 8am PDT
A $45 million federal earmark to help fund a maglev train between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is instead going to widening a freeway connection to the airport.
Las Vegas Sun
March 9, 2010, 11am PST
About half of commercial mortgage defaults in Las Vegas last year were for vacant land. With loans impossible to get and construction at a halt, vacant land is a hard sell.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 5, 2010, 5am PST
A recent water rights ruling in Nevada could potentially endanger the validity of nearly 15,000 water rights in the state dating back to 1947. As a result, new applications for water rights are flooding state offices.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 2, 2010, 7am PST
The Department of Transportation has decided that the proposed Las Vegas - Southern California maglev train was not far enough along to be eligible for funding, which is meant to go towards more immediate solutions.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 30, 2010, 11am PST
Plans by Las Vegas officials to siphon water from northern Nevada down to the growing city may have hit a wall, as a recent ruling from the state Supreme Court found fault with the region's water rights application process.
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2010, 11am PST
A business analyst in Las Vegas suggests that the state should attempt to attract senior citizens to retire, because his report shows that seniors 'create jobs, spend a lot of money and are not a drag on government services.'
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 18, 2010, 2pm PST
Railway Age advances the notion that private transit is simply not feasible in the U.S. due to economic fluctuations, as shown by the declaration of bankruptcy of the not-for-profit Las Vegas Monorail Company.
RailwayAge
January 1, 2010, 7am PST
Architecture critic James S. Russell interviews James Murren, the man behind CityCenter in Las Vegas. It was Murren's idea to hire the six star architects who designed the site. Murren says the Ground Zero designs inspired him.
Bloomberg.com
December 23, 2009, 7am PST
Nicolai Ourousoff pays a visit to an exhibit at Yale that looks back at 'Learning From Las Vegas,' the famed book on Sin City architecture from the 1970s.
The New York Times
December 20, 2009, 5am PST
There's a monorail on the Las Vegas Strip. Well, kinda. It's actually behind the casinos and hotels that line the famous strip. This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> explains how it got there and why it's not so good.
Metropolis
December 17, 2009, 7am PST
Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of part of the new Las Vegas megaproject CityCenter, says now is the right time to be building big and bold projects.
Der Spiegel
Blog post
December 16, 2009, 2pm PST

Hey, Las Vegas. Good to see you! Tough break about all those foreclosures... But, hey, I hear you've got a new mega project opening up. That's cool! I bet those other broke cities are super jealous. Yeah, this new project's gonna bring you back to glory, eh? Oh, what's that? What did you just call it? CityCenter? The Capital of the New World? An urban community?

Let me stop you right there.

Nate Berg
December 15, 2009, 6am PST
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne offers a take on Las Vegas' new CityCenter mega project, highlighting the project's faux-urbanism and what in the end is disappointingly conservative architecture.
Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2009, 11am PST
As the final construction took place, critic James Russell toured the newly-opened CityCenter. With 6,000 new hotel rooms opening in an already tanking market, will CityCenter sink Vegas or become its new star attraction?
Bloomberg.com
December 9, 2009, 5am PST
This essay from Places looks at the history of development in Las Vegas and how the city has rapidly changed the Mojave Desert.
Places
December 1, 2009, 12pm PST
Vegas' CityCenter, designed by a handful of notable architects, may be Vegas' first walkable, urban development, complete with LEED Gold Certification.
FastCompany
November 27, 2009, 1pm PST
The $8.5 billion CityCenter mega project is set to open next week in Las Vegas. Many say it's likely to be the last major project in the struggling city for years.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 12, 2009, 11am PST
Developers and locals in Las Vegas are pinning hopes onto the new CityCenter development to bring walkability to the desert city.
MSNBC
October 25, 2009, 5am PDT
The problems facing urban America can be exemplified by looking at the city of Las Vegas, according to this piece from the Brookings Institution's Mark Muro.
Citiwire