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The Lincy Institute

Share Knowledge, Change Lives, Transform Our Community

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

The Lincy Institute is a public policy think tank organized to conduct and support research improving health, education, economic development, governance, non-profits, and social services in Nevada. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas region. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, families, and communities in Nevada.

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Exterior of Greenspun Hall
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The Lincy Institute 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.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 20, 2022

As UNLV works toward establishing an Academic Health Center, it should coordinate with University Medical Center and other nearby partners in the Las Vegas Medical District — Valley Hospital, Desert Radiology, Steinberg Diagnostic, Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — for an optimal web of quality care, according to findings from a new economic impact study.

Nevada Independent
Oct. 14, 2022

Although seniority may come with influence, each member of Congress is given just one vote, and Republican candidate Mark Robertson believes that residents of Nevada’s Congressional District 1 may want a change from longtime Democratic Rep. Dina Titus. 

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.


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