A Sustainable Development Project: City Center of Las Vegas

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Essay #: 060657
Total text length is 8,422 characters (approximately 5.8 pages).

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A Sustainable Development Project: City Center of Las Vegas
This paper explores the background and history of MGM Mirage’s City Center, the city’s most ambitious foray into the realm of LEED architecture. Besides history and background, the paper will also look at the rationale and inspiration for implementing such a large-scale project and will ponder the aspects of sustainable development that this project addresses. Additionally, the paper will look at the benefits, challenges and concerns pertaining to this project, and will offer ideas on how the project could be bolstered or strengthened. In the end, reducing costs appears to be the chief thing that can be done to bolster the project at this stage.
The background and history of the...
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.....ts anticipated positive impact upon the economy (there are no guarantees that a project will recoup its cost – even in Vegas) are things about which people should be concerned. Only time will tell, it seems.
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O’Reiley, Tim. “Green begins at home” Las Vegas Business Press 25, no.34 (2008): 22.
Schlender, Auden. “Top green building system is in desperate need of repair.” GRIST magazine
http://www.grist.org/article/leed/P1 (accessed May 29, 2010).
Vegastodayandtommorow.com, “City Center Las Vegas.” http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/citycenter.htm (accessed May 29, 2010)