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View of golf course at The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada

New Las Vegas Golf Courses Barred From Using Colorado River Water

A new rule from the Las Vegas Valley Water District prohibits new golf courses in the city from using Colorado River water for irrigation.

November 15, 2021 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

A bus stop in Philadelphia, where people wait under a glass shelter for a bus as it arrives.

Calculating Bus Stop Spacing for 43 U.S. Cities

New research documents the distance between bus stops in U.S. cities—a key question for service designers that determines a lot about the public transit user experience.

August 24, 2021 - Transport Findings

Nevada Grass

Nevada Bans the Use of Colorado River Water for Ornamental Grass

AB 356 could be "the most aggressive municipal water conservation measure that's been taken in the western United States."

June 15, 2021 - The Nevada Independent

Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Las Vegas Water Authorities Want to Ban Ornamental Grass

Despite the region's best efforts to conserve water, there's still a lot of grass in the Las Vegas that no one ever walks or plays on. That could change soon.

April 15, 2021 - Associated Press

The Boring Company

Tesla's Driving Slowly in a Brightly Lit Tunnel: The Boring Co.'s Las Vegas Debut

The first big operations test for the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is coming during a conference planned for June, but the lights have been turned on and cameras are rolling.

April 12, 2021 - Gizmodo

Fremont Street

Tony Hsieh's Legacy in Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh, who achieved international fame as head both of Zappos and the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, died in November. Several articles made an account of the Downtown Project's track record.

December 8, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail on Hold

A plan to build a high-speed rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas is on hold after the developer came up short on fundraising. Affordable housing projects in California stand to benefit from the newly available state bond funding.

November 23, 2020 - Bloomberg

Las Vegas Golf

Las Vegas Golf Course With a History of Development Controversy Cleared for Houses

A golf course formerly owned by "legendary sports bettor-turned-convicted insider trader" Billy Walters finally has the residential zoning that created so much controversy in the past.

October 19, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Boring Company

The Boring Company Coming Up Short of Expectations in Las Vegas

It seems like the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority expected trouble with The Boring Company, and built a contract that will impact Elon Musk's bottom line for falling short of agreed system capacity and construction timeless.

October 19, 2020 - TechCrunch

Sign

'Rail Excursions' From L.A. to Las Vegas, $500 a Trip, Planned for Spring

The race to connect Southern California to Las Vegas by private passenger rail continues.

August 4, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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