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Brookings Mountain West

Remembering Dr. Robert E. Lang

May 28, 1959 - June 21, 2021

Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban Affairs
Executive Director of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West
Professor, School of Public Policy & Leadership, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Lang's Impact on Southern Nevada

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DATA HUB FACT SHEETS
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BROOKINGS MINOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
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BROOKINGS SCHOLAR LECTURES
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POLICY BRIEFS, BOOKS, & PUBLICATIONS
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About

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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Sep. 1, 2022

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Aug. 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 18, 2022

For a particular campaign sign that has popped up across Las Vegas as the midterm elections draw near, the message couldn’t be more clear.

Houston Chronicle
Sep. 14, 2022

After the Uvalde massacre, hundreds of thousands of people had something to say. They took to Twitter to criticize elected officials and express horror at the carnage. Depending on their political leanings, they called for stricter gun controls or opposed the very idea as unconstitutional and un-American.

Express News
Sep. 13, 2022

After the Uvalde massacre, hundreds of thousands of people had something to say. They took to Twitter to criticize elected officials and express horror at the carnage. Depending on their political leanings, they called for stricter gun controls or opposed the very idea as unconstitutional and un-American.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Sep. 2, 2022

Las Vegas resident Dandino Garcia, who recently opened his own restaurant where he serves arepas inspired by his home country of Venezuela, has not seen a lot of the change that politicians have promised.

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