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1 Urban Trends in the Mountain West Population, Economy, Connections, and Place Robert Lang, Ph.D. Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Director, Brookings Mountain West/UNLV Rocky Mountain West –Urban Leadership Symposium February 27, 2013 – Denver, CO

2 What’s in This Talk? Metropolitan Population Trends The West’s Big Metros in the National and Global Economies Major Airports in the Mountain West The “Megapolitan” West Transit Development in the West Place Making in the Urban West

3 Mountain West Metros in 100 Largest U.S. Metros—10 Metros 2011 Population U.S. Rank % Population Change, Arizona Phoenix4,263, Tucson989, Colorado Denver2,599, Colorado Springs660, Idaho Boise627, Nevada Las Vegas1,969, New Mexico Albuquerque898, Utah Salt Lake City1,145, Ogden555, Provo540,

4 2011 PopulationU.S. Rank % Population Change, Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale MSA Phoenix1,469, Mesa446, Chandler240, Glendale230, Scottsdale221, Gilbert211, Tempe164, Peoria156, Surprise119, Tucson MSA Tucson525, CITIES OVER 100K IN AZ METROS

5 2011 PopulationU.S. Rank % Population Change, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA Denver619, Aurora332, Lakewood144, Thornton121, Westminster107, Arvada107, Centennial102, Colorado Springs MSA Colorado Springs426, CITIES OVER 100K IN CO METROS

6 2011 PopulationU.S. Rank % Population Change, Boise City-Nampa MSA Boise210, CITIES OVER 100K IN ID METROS

7 2011 PopulationU.S. Rank % Population Change, Las Vegas MSA Las Vegas589, Henderson260, North Las Vegas219, CITIES OVER 100K IN NV METROS

8 2011 PopulationU.S. Rank % Population Change, Albuquerque MSA Albuquerque552, CITIES OVER 100K IN NM METROS

9 2011 PopulationUS Rank % Population Change, Salt Lake City MSA Salt Lake City189, West Valley City131, West Jordan105, Provo-Orem MSA Provo115, CITIES OVER 100K IN UT METROS

10 US Economy 3 rd Quarter 2012

11 Metro Performance Since 2007

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18 TrafficAircraft Passengers Change Movements Change 2010/11 Denver52,849, %628, % Las Vegas40,560, %531, % Phoenix40,591, %461, % Salt Lake City 20,389, % 358, % West’s Hub Airports, 2011 Airline Hubs: Denver – United Las Vegas – Southwest Phoenix – US Airways Salt Lake City – Delta

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21 I-11 Links Las Vegas/Phoenix

22 Light Rail in the West—Phoenix

23 BRT in the West—Las Vegas

24 Streetcar in the West—Tucson

25 Western Airport Links—Denver

26 Regional Rail in the West—SLC Utah’s Frontrunner

27 Place Making—Big 4 Metros Salt Lake City Phoenix Denver Las Vegas

28 Place Making BoiseTucson AlbuquerqueCol. Springs

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