May 5, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Despite planners' love-hate relationship with it, Las Vegas is a hotbed of great city-making, according to this post from <em>California Planning and Development Report</em>.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
April 23, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With a volcano, an Egyptian pyramid and the Eiffel Tower already under its belt, Las Vegas is trying its hand at building something else from scratch: a downtown.</p>
The New York Times
March 31, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This article looks at what could happen if Nevada's reservoir Lake Mead actually does dry up by 2021 as some scientists have predicted.</p>
The Alternative Consumer, via Environmental News Network
March 26, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>New census figures show that suburban growth is slowing down in the Sunbelt cities of California, Nevada and Arizona.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>An industry is sprouting in Las Vegas based on the preservation of the city's infamous mob history.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>A new greenbelt has been proposed for Reno, Nevada, as a way to encourage people to visit the city's downtown -- and area typically avoided due to its "rough-looking" character.</p>
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 30, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The first thermal plant in 16 years opened this summer in southern Nevada. And America's most expensive private development - a new hotel and casino complex on the Strip - is getting LEED certified.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
December 28, 2007, 9am PST
<p>More than 50,000 people were added to the population of Louisiana in 2007, where growth has been gradual since more than 250,000 fled after Hurricane Katrina. Nevada has regained its long-held title as the nation's fastest growing state.</p>
The Washington Post
December 14, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Various projects in Las Vegas are including environmentally-friendly elements, signaling a shift amongst the city's development community.</p>
E/The Environmental Magazine
December 10, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>The seven western states dependent on the Colorado River for their water are on the verge of coming to an agreement on a management plan to ensure a steady supply of water from the increasingly stressed source. But some say the plan won't do enough.</p>
The Arizona Republic
December 5, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>A Las Vegas homeowner has been convicted of killing more than 500 trees to improve his property's view of the famous Las Vegas Strip.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Federal land in Las Vegas has been sold off by the government, creating a fund worth billions of dollars. The fund has been used for many public service and preservation projects in the state. But some say it opens space up for unchecked growth.</p>
The New York Times
November 14, 2007, 10am PST
<p>The New Frontier, the first themed casino in Las Vegas, was imploded to make way for a Plaza-branded luxury resort, continuing the trend of landmark-razing, price-pushing new development.</p>
Associated Press
September 14, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Officials hope that a planned extension to the airport will help move the monorail out of the red.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Home to the bright lights and elaborate signage of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, may revise an ordinance to more effectively regulate the bright signs and displays that illuminate the Las Vegas Strip and other parts of the county.</p>
Las Vegas Sun
August 22, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Low water supplies are forcing changes to the growth patterns of booming Las Vegas, Nevada.</p>
Reuters via Environmental News Network
July 20, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>With Lake Mead already down to two-thirds capacity, water officials in fast-growing Southern Nevada have spent over $80 million to 'encourage' residents to rip up sod and "xeriscape" their yards.</p>
The New York Times
July 13, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A highly favorable tax incentive for green building in Las Vegas could cost the city up to $50 million per year -- an unintentionally high price tag for a program few were expected to take advantage of.</p>
June 14, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the city of Las Vegas, the high value of water in the desert, and the water chief who is trying to control the growing city's consumption.</p>
April 7, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>An 11-year drought in the Southwest U.S. has a growing small town in Nevada looking to pump water from nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona. Many in the Arizona town are upset over the proposed water-snatch, which they say limits their own ability to develop.</p>