January 24, 2005, 1pm PST
"Sun, Sin & Suburbia An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas", by Geoff Schumacher, may be the definitive work about the fastest-growing place in America.
January 4, 2005, 8am PST
Las Vegas monorail is up and running for holiday peak business.
December 30, 2004, 1pm PST
Instead of building a new megahotel MGM is spending $3 billion to transform 66 acres on the Las Vegas Strip into a mini-Manhattan.
December 28, 2004, 7am PST
The four-mile monorail reopens Christmas Eve, ending a 107-day shutdown because of mechanical problems.
November 30, 2004, 10am PST
Municipalities show little interest in Bureau of Land Management's program to make land available at discounted rates for affordable housing.
November 16, 2004, 7am PST
Two new 'mini-city' developments in Las Vegas could alter the Las Vegas landscape by the end of the decade.
November 15, 2004, 10am PST
Three billion dollar project in Vegas emphasizes living spaces and other nongambling features.
October 23, 2004, 9am PDT
The controversial nuclear waste storage facility in Nevada is causing some residents in this swing state to re-think their support for President Bush.
October 13, 2004, 6am PDT
Plannned community near Las Vegas is home to more than 87,000 people.
October 11, 2004, 5am PDT
Developers in Nevada begin importing water for decorative fountains to get around water conservation efforts.
August 18, 2004, 9am PDT
Nevada seeks to begin selling 87,000 acres of desert lands to spur private development. Opponents see it as a giveaway.
August 7, 2004, 5am PDT
The search for new developable land pushes out beyond the Las Vegas Valley.
July 25, 2004, 5am PDT
The long-awaited Vegas monorail takes off. Will it fly?
July 13, 2004, 9am PDT
Henderson's desire for a neighborhood-based development exposes the boomtown's lack of city context.
July 2, 2004, 9am PDT
After several delays, the four-mile, $654 million Las Vegas monorail is set to open to the public on July 15th.
June 18, 2004, 2pm PDT
The urban planning of the Burning Man Festival's "incidental metropolis," Black Rock City, shows what makes a city work and what is essential to a community.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2004, 12pm PDT
Claiming that water problems won't slow growth, Sin City bets on expansion over sustainability. Some experts think the city will come up snake-eyes.
March 1, 2004, 9am PST
An editorial by the Las Vegas Review-Journal concludes from a recent study that the costs of smart growth are too high.
February 4, 2004, 10am PST
Six essays inspired by the Las Vegas bus system, from poetry to political stands.
February 2, 2004, 5am PST
As housing prices in Las Vegas begin to push out the middle class, even Sin City starts to think about inclusionary zoning