Sprawl http://knau.org en Beyond Sprawl: Can Foreign Cash Save The Housing Market? http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-can-foreign-cash-save-housing-market <p><span class="dateline">LAS VEGAS</span> &mdash; The unending rash of foreclosures and falling home prices in Las Vegas continues to cause despair. But the same housing crisis is causing some investors to see opportunity. Home prices have dropped to 1990s levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below the amount it would cost to build them.</p><p>In&nbsp;fact, these <a href="http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/"><font color="#015190">Las Vegas</font></a> homes are getting noticed from buyers all over the world.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:34:50 +0000 5295 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: Can Foreign Cash Save The Housing Market? Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-gambling-downtown-las-vegas <p><span class="dateline">LAS VEGAS</span> &mdash; Like most Southwest cities, the <a href="http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/"><font color="#015190">Las Vegas</font></a> growth model was to expand out, creating sprawling suburbs and quiet gated communities.</p><p>But one trendsetting local business &ndash; the online shoe company, <a href="http://www.zappos.com/"><font color="#015190">Zappos</font></a> &ndash; thinks an urban setting would be a better fit for its employees and industry.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:00:00 +0000 5301 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas Beyond Sprawl: The Southwest Zombie Problem http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-southwest-zombie-problem <p><span class="dateline">PPHOENIX</span> &mdash; Homebuilders have long made a living expanding the edges of Southwestern cities. But look around these days and you&rsquo;ll find construction projects that have screeched to a halt.</p><p>Up to 1 million lots in Central Arizona were in some stage of approval for new homes when the market crashed, according to the <a href="http://sonoran.org/"><font color="#015190">Sonoran</font></a><font color="#015190"> Institute</font>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:00:00 +0000 KUNM-FM: Peter O'Dowd 5309 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: The Southwest Zombie Problem