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The diversity of thought throughout the HD Studio always produces great synergy between projects with overlapping areas of interest. Here, we see a question about why Las Vegas' public green space lags behind other cities' lead to more questions (and answers) about how the pedestrian experience along Las Vegas Boulevard could transform from a predominantly car-centric space into a sidewalk experience that extends the excitement of resorts' interiors to the outside. Like other theses that explore everything from public promenades to places for social media posts, the work of David Navarreto calls on lessons learned from urban planning, landscape architecture, and the whimsical nature of thematic architecture often associated with Las Vegas. The themes, however, are not cliché or kitsch. The design of new green spaces are also connected to the building performance of adjacent resorts. The interventions' comprehensive connectivity across The Strip illustrates how multiple properties and the public realm can work together to orchestrate more activities and behaviors between the Strip's existing destinations. The park-like spaces begin to feel like new destinations in and of themselves...ultimately expanding the list of things that Las Vegas offers and reaching new audiences of global travelers.

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Las Vegas (Nev.)

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




Pedestrian; Greenspace; Pedestrian Safety; Public Transportation; Traffic; Bellagio; Excalibur; Tropicana; Las Vegas Boulevard


Environmental Design | Landscape Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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Anthesis: The Blooming of the Las Vegas Strip