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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

KNPR News
Dec. 11, 2019

You may get mad when you’re stuck in traffic and see a California license plate.

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 11, 2019

A leading Southern Nevada public policy researcher will serve in a newly endowed position at UNLV that was funded by the largest donation of its type in state history.

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 2, 2019

They recognized a need, dedicated themselves to addressing it and refused to let anyone deter them from fulfilling their commitment.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Nov. 26, 2019

New census bureau statistics are giving us an even clearer picture of just how many Californians are packing up and leaving to make their new home in Nevada.

Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

Dec. 11, 2019
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Karen Danielsen (both School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a piece published in the International Journal of Urban Sciences. Their article "The origin, evolution, and application of the megapolitan area...
Dec. 10, 2019
Brookings Mountain West is pleased to release a new policy brief from Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy Jenny Schuetz titled "Should Las Vegas Bet on Homeownership? Trends in Housing Affordability and Homeownership." In the piece, Schuetz discuesses how "in many parts of the U.S., rents and...
Nov. 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors,...
Oct. 23, 2019
In celebration of International Open Access Week, the University Libraries has announced five winners of the 2019 UNLV Open Access Awards. This year winners include: Brookings Mountain West in the category Non-Academic Departments With The Most Materials in the Institutional Repository William F....

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