Las Vegas

March 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has proven its seriousness about an ambitious proposal to build a light rail connection between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
The Associated Press
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
January 23, 2017, 9am PST
The city hopes to alleviate traffic in a popular corner of Downtown Las Vegas with an electric, self-driving shuttle fleet.
Las Vegas Sun
January 11, 2017, 1pm PST
Tony Hsieh laid out a grand ambition two create a more dynamic downtown in Las Vegas that would change cities all over the world. Now, after a series of setbacks and with dwindling funds, that vision seems unlikely to be realized.
Quartz
December 28, 2016, 2pm PST
The Raiders are threatening to move to Las Vegas, but the city of Oakland intends to offer a land and infrastructure deal to convince the team to stay.
San Francisco Gate
October 30, 2016, 7am PDT
An intrepid reporter took a tour of the new RTC Bike Share system in Las Vegas—along the way illustrating the bike-friendly realities of Sin City.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Casinos are energy intensive and often located in areas with specific resource constraints and surpluses (i.e., Las Vegas), thus they offer a perfect case study for the future of solar energy.
CityLab
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.
The Wall Street Journal
September 2, 2016, 7am PDT
As Las Vegas focuses attention on the city's West Las Vegas neighborhood, residents worry about possible displacement.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
August 22, 2016, 9am PDT
In a region infamous for blowing everything up and starting over again, a growing constituency is interested in preserving the residential neighborhoods of yesteryear.
Las Vegas Sun
June 17, 2016, 5am PDT
A two-minute-and-twenty-three-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
Planetizen
June 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The Las Vegas City Council will consider a new Downtown Las Vegas Master Plan this week.
KSNV
May 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The Downtown Project was envisioned as a five-year plan to develop a hub of start-ups, small businesses, and cultural attractions in Downtown Las Vegas, but things haven't gone according to schedule.
Quartz
May 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Squatters living in the Las Vegas Valley have taken over empty houses in struggling working-class neighborhoods and in upscale planned communities such as Summerlin.
The Seattle Times
April 19, 2016, 10am PDT
A pair of articles in recent weeks reveals opposition to a proposal for an elevated expressway connecting McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 1, 2016, 1pm PST
While the practice of flipping houses has not yet returned to its pre-recession levels, one city in particular, is climbing quickly back to peak levels: Las Vegas.
Bloomberg Business
January 21, 2016, 9am PST
Among other things, the Las Vegas Strip is famous for seemingly infinite numbers of free parking spots. MGM, however, will soon change the game.
Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2016, 9am PST
To alleviate tourist traffic and serve residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has unveiled a long-term plan to invest billions in transit improvements including light rail and an expanded monorail.
Las Vegas Sun
November 26, 2015, 11am PST
"Every city light, city park, community center, fire station and service yard," in Sin City will be powered by renewable energy in January 2017, according to an announcement by Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Las Vegas Sun
September 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
America's third planned high-speed rail line received good news on Sept. 17, by entering an agreement with China Railway Group to receive $100 million to start building the 230-mile line from Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas.
Engadget