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Does Density Aggravate the COVID-19 Pandemic? Early Findings and Lessons for Planners

The impact of density on emerging highly contagious infectious diseases has rarely been studied.

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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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APAUT President’s Message – A Rare Opening for Change

We all mourn the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other people of color throughout history. We all lament the violence and vandalism that those deaths have sparked. These tragedies have created a rare societal opening of awareness about deeply rooted racism and inequity across the nation. Should the […]

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July 1, 2020
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An Interview With Ashley Cleveland, MCMP

An Interview With Ashley Cleveland, MCMP Promise Program Manager| a.cleveland1104@gmail.com Tell us a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? If you are not from Utah, what brought you here?  I have been living in Utah for six years. Both sides of my family are from Georgia; most have never lived outside the […]

July 1, 2020
Housing
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Written by Matthew Desmond, Ph.D. | Professor of Sociology at Princeton University Book review by www.getabstract.com This summer, a group of students and faculty from the City & Metropolitan & Planning Department at the University of Utah have chosen to read and discuss Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: […]

July 1, 2020
Policy/Legislative Transportation Urban Planning
Salt Lake City Needs Some Traffic Calming Measures

The Salt Lake City Transportation Department recently announced a draft “Street Typologies Guide” that would significantly improve pedestrian safety (among other objectives) if approved by the City Council. University of Utah Professor Reid Ewing’s following editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune illustrates the importance of this proposal and other measures that improve pedestrian safety.

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