Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Andrea Fontana

Number of Pages

241

Abstract

Sprawl, as an urban form, has been vociferously attacked by some social scientists as an inefficient and ineffective form urban form which contributes (if not directly causes) to a variety of social ills, it has been embraced by other social scientists as a positive force in today's urban form. This paper examines the two major theoretical approaches to the causes and consequences of sprawl by conducting a case study of the impact of sprawl on the Las Vegas community. validity of the major arguments for and against sprawl will be evaluated in the context of the empirical evidence available today. The research should prove valuable in assisting local officials in developing land-use and social policy.

Keywords

Analysis; Las Vegas Valley; Nevada; Populations; Population Density; Regionalism; Urban Sprawl; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Sociology; Demography; City planning

File Format

pdf

File Size

7260.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ho7b-opg3


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