Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Committee Member
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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.
Analysis; Las Vegas Valley; Nevada; Populations; Population Density; Regionalism; Urban Sprawl; Vegas
Sociology; Demography; City planning
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Schmidt, Robert R, "An analysis of the causes and consequences of urban sprawl on the Las Vegas Valley" (1998). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3055.