How Summerlin helped shape modern Las Vegas | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summerlin, launched 25 years ago this month with the opening of Summerlin Parkway — would become much more than a bedroom community for the resort district.

Following the lead of a smaller Henderson master plan before it, Summerlin would take planned communities to a new level, shaping how all of Southern Nevada grew and how most Las Vegans live.

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Summerlin “has evolved into an extraordinarily large and mature community, and in the process has redefined for its region the concept of a master-planned community,” said researchers with the Urban Land Institute, a national nonprofit that promotes sustainable land use, in a 2002 case study.

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