Urban Fold

Nevada

Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer visits Las Vegas and Pyongyang in rapid succession to find that the capital of freedom and fun is not so dissimilar from the wan capital of the Hermit Kingdom.
2 days ago   New York Review of Books
A magnetic levitation train link between Anaheim and Las Vegas has been on the table for 30 years. Now could be the time the project finally gets enough traction to go from idea to reality.
Mar 24, 2009   Las Vegas Sun
This article looks at what the end of sprawl will mean for Las Vegas.
Mar 3, 2009   Las Vegas Sun
The Las Vegas Weekly pulls together a panel of the city's leading urban thinkers to discuss the future of development in Las Vegas, now that the downturn has brought many projects to a standstill.
Feb 21, 2009   Las Vegas Weekly
Canceled conventions are causing economic pain in Las Vegas.
Feb 17, 2009   The New York Times
A Las Vegas hotel-condo project's height is nearly cut in half--not due to budget cuts, but faulty rebar installation. Experts are reportedly unable to recall "such a drastic midconstruction downscaling."
Feb 12, 2009   The New York Times
Amid tough economic times, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman is pushing a broad redevelopment plan in the city's outdated downtown.
Feb 10, 2009   The New York Times
The "New American Home" for 2009 debuted last week at the International Builders Symposium in Las Vegas. The 9,000 sq. ft. home features the most recent developments in energy efficiency.
Jan 26, 2009   The Ground Floor
Mining towns in Lander County, NV are skipping the recession, thanks to a local economy based on gold.
Jan 2, 2009   The New York Times
Las Vegas has always epitomized American excess. But with its water supply running out and its constant illumination warming the planet, it also represents the extent of our economic and ecological unsustainability.
Dec 29, 2008   AlterNet
Residents of one Las Vegas community fear being evicted as an urban renewal project goes underway. According to this article, projects like this often hurt neighborhoods by destroying the social ties they once contained.
Dec 18, 2008   Las Vegas Sun