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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

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
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 Review Journal
Nov. 28, 2022

Everyone deserves the dignity that comes with having a place to call home — a safe harbor that shelters and nourishes. But, unfortunately, a growing number of Nevadans are being priced out of the housing market, and this is true for both renters and homeowners. With interest rates on the rise, many simply cannot make mortgage payments pencil, nor do they have the required savings for a down payment. And with housing shortages, renters are facing escalating payments that are out of reach and unsustainable.

Brookings
Nov. 10, 2022

Unlike broader Russian narratives that exploit existing grievances of African audiences, most disinformation does not gain the same traction or attention on Twitter.

Global News
Nov. 8, 2022

The Canadian government is “assessing next steps” in deciding whether it will pay to keep its Twitter accounts verified, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed on Monday.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 3, 2022

Observers are expressing increasing alarm over links between Jim Marchant, the Republican Nevada secretary of state candidate, and the radical conspiracy group QAnon, which calls for political violence in America as it circulates wild claims about the nation.

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