This is very strange I was looking at Las Vegas and it does not look urban like or suburb like but a modified urban city with nothing but homes .
The city is compact and densely packed but less compact and densely packed than New York. It does not have a suburb feel but it has a city feel why is that?
They use the grid-system and every thing is compact and densely packed. But they are using strip malls not storefronts. What is strange I can't find any box stores or power centers.
Many strip malls and parking lots. But it has a city feel not a suburb feel that is what is so strange.
I took some screen shots using Virtual Earth at http://maps.live.com/
see Las Vegas link to see more shots
Note you can zoom in and out and move around the city to see what I mean, I only took some screen shots. And some of the new areas in Las Vegas are not on the classic grid system but a modified grid system.
Also does anyone know what is uniform moderate density
and uniformly urban