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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference

September 9-10
Mid Valley Performing Arts Center
Taylorsville, Utah

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Building Utah’s Communities

The Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Utah) is a non-profit organization of professionals, planning officials and citizen planners who serve Utah’s communities in many ways, at all levels of government, in the private sector, universities and colleges, and not-for-profit organizations. Membership is also represented by academics, students and retired professionals.

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Heat, Health & Equity: The Effects of High Temperatures on Health, and Ways to Mitigate Heat in Our City

Due to the ongoing drought and high temperatures, Salt Lake County’s health experts are warning residents to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to heat.

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July 30, 2021
Policy/Legislative
What are the Impacts of Climate Change here in Utah?

Utah is currently in a State of Emergency due to drought conditions, 90% experiencing extreme drought. This is a unique challenge for Utahans, since “statewide reservoir levels are 15% lower than this time last year”(water.Utah.gov). In addition to droughts, we are experiencing severe heat and numerous wildfires.

July 30, 2021
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New BYU Professor of Urban Planning

Dr. David Simpson was recently hired to take on a position at Brigham Young University (BYU), as the new Professor of Urban Planning.  Dr. Simpson is an experienced Professor that has demonstrated his vast skills and experience as a higher education leader.

July 26, 2021
Policy/Legislative
What will our legacy be? Planning for the future’s infrastructure needs

Forward-thinking investment and world-changing infrastructure set the stage for what was unprecedented American economic prosperity in the 20th century. Now knee-deep into the 21st century, it’s time we act with the same bold and ambitious vision as our predecessors by investing in the future. 

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