The Grand Canyon Skywalk illustrates how innovative placemaking can drive economic returns for local communities.
The huge increase in visitors to National Parks the last few years should have Department of Interior leaders thinking about the next generation of accommodations in addition to keeping the legacy properties up to snuff.
We're not against development. But development in the desert and near one of the U.S.'s greatest landmarks is a bad idea -- especially these specific plans.
This is one of the few chances solo, expert travelers have to go unencumbered along the Colorado River.
Everything about water rights in the U.S. west is insane, which makes sensible discussion about development nearly impossible.
Millions of people have visited the Grand Canyon Skywalk and this settlement ensures that the tourist attraction will continue operating without the distraction of a nasty squabble.
It's not a bad idea in order to lure visitors un-knowledgeable of the towns that provide a window into the Grand Canyon. But you'd think they would have been able to put themselves on the map years ago by providing great service to visitors.
Officials and conservationists disagree on the impact the additional flights will have the visitors' experience, but local businesses are looking at the bottom line: more flights equals higher revenues.
Crowded and trafficked national parks pose the ongoing challenge of providing a sense of the natural in the midst of moving masses.