What is Las Vegas?

Although Las Vegas is best known for its casinos, it is also home to two million residents. This article describes the numerous planning challenges faced by the fast-growing metropolitan area. The Las Vegas area is considered one of the most efficient in converting rural acreage to suburban use, and the number of annual vehicle miles traveled per capita is among the lowest in the nation. However, the relationship between the Bureau of Land Management (which oversees much of the desert surrounding Las Vegas), Clark County and the city of Las Vegas is often contentious. Developers and planners are also at odds on land use in the area. Water and transportation are frequent issues of contention. Better regional planning, including cooperative efforts by the city of Las Vegas and Clark County, could help alleviate some of these challenges.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 6-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01090743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2008 10:10AM