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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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An Answer to the Suburban Growth Dilemma

We all know the politics of planning are really tough, especially as we experience rapid growth. The most motivated voters in a city are those that are fighting to minimize change. These voters tend to be the most wealthy and the most likely to turn out anyway.  If a council accepts density that is in […]

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April 14, 2020
Planning News Policy/Legislative
Editorial: Are You Producing or Consuming APAUT?

Admittedly, when we’re all focused on germs, earthquakes, evaporating 401k accounts, and praying mightily that our Netflix keeps streaming … the issue of our investment in APA UT probably isn’t top-of-mind. However, professional planners should be the first to realize that the way to get where we want to be in the future is to […]

April 14, 2020
Local Policy/Legislative State
2020 Legislative Update Resources

The transcript from the April 14, 2020 APAUT/ULCT Legislative Update presentation is HERE.  meeting_saved_chat April 14 2020 Find the 2020 Legislative Update Companion Guide HERE 2020 Legislative Update Companion Guide 4_14_20  and the Zoom presentation HERE:2020 Legislative Update Zoom 4_14_20 The video recording here.   This is a summary, just released from Legislative Research, of the bills for […]

April 14, 2020
Environmental
Wishful Locavore – We want it “locally grown” but how much of our food actually is?

Utahns overwhelmingly want more locally produced and consumed foods, but the fact is they’re not getting it. Public policy, climate change and population growth are all major factors affecting agriculture in the state. “Utah residents envision feeding their families with healthy, high-quality food grown in Utah. They see an abundance of locally grown products as […]

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