During the Faculty Institute, we’ll have a visit from Moth Grandslam Champion Peter Aguero. Listen to a few of his yarns in advance.
Some of us will have an opportunity to ride in one of the Teslas that is part of Project 100’s fleet. Read more about this DTP effort to rethink urban transportation.
Water and sustainability are issues that are sure to come up during our visit. Here is a smattering of recent articles that might trigger conversation:
- Can Las Vegas reinvent itself as a sustainable city? A short article by The Guardian lists some recent efforts.
- A Slate article on Las Vegas’ water issues explains why a LEED-certified casino (ballyhooed in the previous article) is only part of the problem.
- This NPR article about clean drinking water worldwide features Las Vegas.
Also, learn more about the UNLV Design Center. Its director, Ken McCown is one of participants and he’s graciously opening their space to us for one afternoon. http://www.unlvddc.org