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The Initiative The Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are collaborating to bring Brookings’ high-quality, independent and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Mountain West region: the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Every year, Brookings will send scholars from each of its five research programs to spend three weeks at UNLV to conduct research, meet with faculty, and deliver lectures and seminars. The project begins September 8, 2009, with presentations on national and local trends. The new initiative builds upon the work of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program, which focuses on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. But Brookings Mountain West will go farther by bringing to the region the perspective of Brookings experts on domestic and international economic policy, foreign policy, and governance.


Albuquerque; City planning; Colorado Springs; Denver; Front range; Intermountain west; Las Vegas; Megapolitan development; Metropolitan areas; Northern New Mexico; Phoenix; Quality of life; Salt Lake City; Southwest United States; Sun corridor; Sustainability; Tucson; Urban growth; Urban infrastructure; Wasatch front; Water availability


Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies and Planning