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Urban Issues: Las Vegas Tech Bet, Need For Disaster-Resistant Housing, AirBnB Illegal In NYC, Dev Cost & Housing Affordability


A $50 Million Dollar Bet on Las Vegas


How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project.

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Need for Disaster Resistant Housing Clear 

NHC Open House


In light of the deaths and destruction caused by the tornado in Moore, Okla., yesterday, as well as the tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma this past week, the need to build disaster-resistant housing is clear.

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AirBnB Ruled Illegal in New York City 

Next City


Airbnb, arguably the world's most popular crowdsourced hospitality site, was ruled illegal in New York City today.

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Development Costs and Housing Affordability 

City Block


Two competing narratives often emerge when talking about policy responses to housing costs.

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