Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Health Sciences

First Committee Member

Carolee Dodge Francis

Second Committee Member

Timothy Bungum

Third Committee Member

Jennifer Pharr

Fourth Committee Member

Michele Clark

Number of Pages



Community stakeholders provided insight to their local neighborhoods and shared their thoughts about the potential redevelopment of their neighborhoods. This study utilized data from the Southern Nevada Strong ethnographic research project. Ethnographic research was conducted over ten weeks in Summer 2013. Neighborhood observations and interviews with community stakeholders were conducted to understand how neighborhoods are utilized, how residents feel about potential redevelopment, and what areas of the neighborhoods residents would like to see improved in the future. Photographs were also collected to further examine the characteristics, aesthetics, and spatial landscape of the neighborhoods. The purpose of this qualitative research project was to understand how community stakeholders feel about potential improvements to their neighborhoods and how they envision the future of their community for residents, business owners, employees, and students of the Gibson Road and Boulder Highway neighborhoods located in Southern Nevada. The goal of this research project was to provide an in-depth analysis of the Gibson Road and Boulder Highway neighborhoods.

Key findings included safety, built environment, social environment, economic conditions, and social capital.


City planning; Community development; Urban; Ethnology; Neighborhoods--Conservation and restoration; Urban renewal


Health Policy | Public Health

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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