The rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nevada - with more than 2 million residents, 40 million annual tourists and an acute desert climate - provides one of the most compelling design laboratories in the world. This lecture re-examines well-known strategies of sustainable urbanism in practice today and explores the unique ways in which these strategies are practiced in the Las Vegas Valley.
Desert ecology; Sustainable design; Sustainable urban development
Architecture | Desert Ecology | Environmental Design | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies and Planning
The Copenhagen Protocol: The view from Las Vegas - problems, possibilities and shifting paradigms in sustainable urbanism.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_lectures_events/1