Lake MeadLas Vegas burning: lessons in resilience from the nation’s driest big city. One author describes Las Vegas’ ability to adapt to substantial challenges by having a desert environment and water issues. Las Vegas is creating a new image of adaptability and resiliency to climate change, and that is the essence of Las Vegas today.   As the article states,”This town understands that adaptation is more than a side project; it is an economic, political, and existential imperative.”

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.