Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Committee Member

Michael Alcorn

Number of Pages



This study is an analysis of randomly selected urban public spaces on the Las Vegas Strip. This study uses criterion gleaned from studies of traditional as well as contemporary urban public spaces throughout the world but predominately major cities in the United States such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. These criteria serve as a preliminary basis of compariSon First hand observation is used to collect the data which is used for this compariSon Further observation is used to determine the characteristics present in these spaces that may not be present in other urban public spaces; While urban public space throughout the world, and especially in the United States, seems to be declining, urban public spaces on the Las Vegas Strip are thriving. In fact, the patronage of these spaces is on the increase. It is hoped that this study will shed some light on this phenomenon. Lessons learned from studying urban public spaces on the Las Vegas Strip may be useful in bettering our physical and social environment in other urban public spaces and may also help bring people back to urban centers throughout the world.


Las Vegas; Nevada; Public; Space; Strip; Urban; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Architecture; City planning; Geography

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1884.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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