Special Conference Issue on Las Vegas
It's lots of things, says reporter Joe Schoenmann. To tourists, it's the glitter of the Strip. To residents, it's (relatively) affordable housing. To outdoor types, it's hiking in the mountains. To planners, it's possibilities.
Sidebar: Politics in Paradise
It's water, of course, says Phoebe Sweet.
Planning manager Flinn Fagg describes a reinvented city. Planning and development director Margo Wheeler answers the question, "Why here?"
Mike Trask and Lisa McQuerrey report on real problems in a real community. Ruth Knack profiles the area's homeless coordinator (part of our Overlooked America series).
Sidebar: Learning from the Homeless
Like it or not, the valley's economy rests on gambling, writes Richard Velotta. Also, JoAnn Greco's report on Atlantic City and an interview with Robert Goodman on the impacts of gambling.
Sidebar: Who Wins, Who Loses?
Sidebar: Atlantic City Still a Contender
GIS manager Thomas Lo explains how Washoe County, Nevada, upgraded its 20-year-old system. This month's Planning Practice article.
The valley is serious about cleaning up its act, says Brian Sodoma. Also, Kimberly Reinhart on life as an environmental planner in southern Nevada. A Green Communities story.
Omar Sofradzija describes the transportation problems that threaten to overwhelm the metro area. Attorney Lora Lucero updates an airport takings case, and Paulette Carolin offers a transportation planner's wish list.
Sidebar: RTC's Wish List
Boulder City sticks to its guns, say its planners, Brok Armantrout and Susan Danielewicz.
Energy bill, Maryland growth tests.
Reid Ewing on land adjustment, the subject of an article by Sevkiye Sence Turk in this month's Journal of Planning Literature.
New books by Tony Downs, Christopher Leinberger.
A design treasure.
Cover: Bike touring in the vicinity of Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.