Master of Architecture (MArch)
First Committee Member
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Urban sprawl is one of the biggest issues facing communities throughout the country today. Urban sprawl is defined as a detrimental form of growth that occurs on the fringe of communities. Most urban areas in the United States are affected by this type of growth; This thesis will address the problems of urban sprawl within the Las Vegas Valley. It documents the effects of urban sprawl on the Valley's infrastructure cost, transportation, resource depletion and the environment; Strategies will be offered to control urban sprawl. Mixed use combined with increased land use density will emerge as the proposed solution for addressing the detrimental effects of urban sprawl. The benefits of mixed use as a strategy for controlling urban sprawl will be shown. The thesis demonstrates a way of implementing these strategies within existing Clark County ordinances.
Controlling; Las Vegas; Mixed; Nevada; Sprawl; Strategy; Urban; Valley; Vegas; Zoning
Architecture; City planning; Environmental sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Pasinski, Gene Paul, "Controlling urban sprawl in the Las Vegas Valley through a mixed use zoning strategy" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3380.