Las Vegas

January 23, 2013, 9am PST
Is a new luxury 6,721 square-foot home located in a gated community on the far outskirts of Las Vegas truly “the new face of efficiency"? Kaid Benfield elaborates on how the LEED certification system can be so easily gamed.
The National Resources Defense Council
November 27, 2012, 7am PST
Seen as a source of economic development and easy money for cities (struggling or not) throughout North America, casino projects are neither a revenue panacea nor the win-win "economic bullet" that supporters claim, argues Richard Florida.
New York Daily News
November 26, 2012, 12pm PST
The plan to reconnect Southern California to Las Vegas via passenger rail took a major step forward last week with the announcement that operators Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. have reached an agreement to use Union Pacific's freight rails.
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2012, 5am PDT
One of the last major developments of Las Vegas's recent building boom, MGM's $8.5 billion CityCenter opened during the depths of the recession. Three years later, after slashing prices for hotel rooms and condos, the clouds are beginning to lift.
The New York Times
October 3, 2012, 6am PDT
Frugality is probably not the first word one would associate with a city known for sin and excess. But in the wake of the global financial crash, Matthew Garrahan examines how Las Vegas is pursuing a conservative path to recovery.
The Financial Times
June 15, 2012, 10am PDT
You've likely heard of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s plans to revitalize downtown Las Vegas in advance of his company's relocation there. Whitney Pastorek profiles one young entrepreneur that's already making a difference in the neighborhood.
Fast Company Co.Exist
April 10, 2012, 6am PDT
On April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau released growth data from April 2010 to July 2011 showing that for the first time in 20 years, urban growth surpassed exurban growth. Yonah Freemark takes a closer look at the data for 21 metropolitan areas.
theTransportPolitic
January 23, 2012, 10am PST
Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and his team went from designing a new campus to an entirely new collaborative city in downtown Las Vegas for Zappos employees and other emerging members of the creative class.
CNN Money - Fortune Tech
January 9, 2012, 8am PST
Citigroup is being sued for knowingly overstating ridership and advertising revenue projections for the Las Vegas monorail while soliciting investors for the system.
Nevada Journal
December 31, 2011, 7am PST
Atlantic Cities collects the new slogans cities adopted in 2011 to help define their city and improve business and tourism.
Atlantic Cities
December 29, 2011, 11am PST
Major homebuilders in Las Vegas are offering new housing layouts that include extra rooms and separate small side houses for extended families, meeting a rising demand seen in shifting demographics.
Las Vegas Sun
October 29, 2011, 9am PDT
The privately funded, 190-mile grade-separated high-speed line linking Victorville, San Bernardino County and Las Vegas received clearance from the federal Surface Transportation Board provided DesertXpress implement mitigation measures..
Central Valley Business Times (Stockton
October 17, 2011, 11am PDT
Nevada has gone from having the lowest unemployment in the US in 2006 at 4% to the highest now at 13.4%. Once again Las Vegas is proving to be a reflection of the country's wider problems, where the top end of the market never dropped out.
The Guardian
August 30, 2011, 7am PDT
Two separate developments are planning to bring supertall "observation wheels" to Las Vegas in an effort to bring tourists to the city as it struggles through the recession.
MSNBC
August 19, 2011, 12pm PDT
Despite a raft of major projects that have stalled, smaller-scale projects are moving ahead in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Sun
July 22, 2011, 11am PDT
Based on estimated returns on investment in single-family home rental properties of 316 markets, Las Vegas is your best bet to invest on rental properties. Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale - all in Florida - also made the list.
CNN Money
May 28, 2011, 7am PDT
A new study says that Los Angeles, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Eugene and Pittsburgh are leading the surge with the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation.
The Institute of Transportation and Development Policy
March 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Tony Hsieh, CEO of shoe retailer Zappos.com, wants to change how people think about Las Vegas and create a more people- (and business-) friendly community downtown.
Las Vegas Sun
February 11, 2011, 7am PST
Developers in Las Vegas have announced a proposal for a three-stadium complex in the city intended to lure professional basketball, hockey, football and baseball teams.
The Las Vegas Sun
October 10, 2010, 9am PDT
While other parts of the country see economic improvement, Las Vegas continues to experience the deepest crisis of its modern history. Is its leisure-based economy to blame?
The New York Times