Sprawl http://kunm.org en Beyond Sprawl: Las Vegas, NV, Homes Are Going Cheap to Foreigners http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-las-vegas-nv-homes-are-going-cheap-foreigners <p>Half of home buyers in Las Vegas Nevada paid in cash in October. For the most part, these are investors buying up properties. Prices have dropped to 1990&#39;s levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below building cost.</p><p>In Part Four of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series Beyond Sprawl, Jude Joffe-Block reports some Las Vegas homes are getting attention from buyers from all over the world.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:28:10 +0000 4897 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: Las Vegas, NV, Homes Are Going Cheap to Foreigners Beyond Sprawl: High Impact Work Environments http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-high-impact-work-environments <p>Like most sunbelt cities, the growth model in Las Vegas. Nevada was to expand out, creating sprawling suburbs and quiet gated communities.</p><p>In Part Three of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series Beyond Sprawl, reporter Jude Joffe-Block takes us to a trendsetting local online shoe and clothing company.&nbsp; Zappos thinks an urban setting would be better fit for his employees and its industry in general.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:14:43 +0000 4790 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: High Impact Work Environments Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-cul-de-sac-redesign <p>Pigs will probably fly in the Southwest before home builders stop building new homes here, but the types of homes people will need in the next 20 years might look very different. We&rsquo;re staying single longer, we&rsquo;re having fewer children, we&rsquo;re paying more for gas and utilities -- is it time to re-think the all-American SUBURB? &nbsp;</p><p>In part two of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series, Beyond Sprawl, Devin Browne reports on an Arizona State University project to redesign a cul de sac for the future.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:23:01 +0000 Devin Browne 4783 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign