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  • Poverty and Opportunity in Nevada

    Today, suburbs are home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country. Regions like Las Vegas have been at the forefront of that trend since 2000. Elizabeth Kneebone, co-author of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, will discuss the rapid growth of poverty in the suburbs; the changing location of affordable housing, transit, and jobs; and what the changing geography of poverty means for policymakers and practitioners in Nevada.

  • What is Light Rail and How Can it Benefit Las Vegas?

    Brookings Mountain West and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will lead an analysis of selected rail transportation systems in place and under construction throughout the United States.

  • Mountain Monitor: Tracking Economic Recession

    Indicators of economic recovery depicted continued progress in the major metropolitan areas of the Mountain West in the fourth quarter of 2012. The region's employment recovery gained momentum, and solid home-price increases in the region contributed to the nation's broader housing recovery.

  • Brookings Scholars

    Scholars from all five Brookings research areas — metropolitan policy, economic studies, governance studies, foreign policy, and global economy and development — will spend three weeks a year at UNLV. During their visits, they will conduct research, deliver lectures, and meet with university faculty, students, and community leaders.

  • Brookings Public Policy Minor

    The Brookings' Minor in Public Policy provides UNLV undergraduates with a unique educational experience through a series of courses taught by UNLV faculty and scholars from the Brookings Institution. 

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