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Millcreek has a plan to allow highway-scale digital billboards in its new downtown, which it just planned and zoned as pedestrian first

Staff acknowledges that allowing digital signage in the City Center is a significant change in strategy, but that change is not inconsistent with the goal of reducing the number and combined square footage of billboards where feasible

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A Tale of Two Walks: Part 2

The street and the stroad are not so distant. They are different species of a similar animal.

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Longtime Juab County Planner Glenn Greenhalgh Passes Away

Glenn William Greenhalgh took his last motorcycle ride on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Glenn was born on January 31, 1950 to Clarence “Pete” and Janet Bailey Greenhalgh of Nephi, Utah, the second of 3 children. He graduated from Juab High School and Utah Technical College. On July 25, 1969, Glenn married […]

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Breaking Down Silos: The Inception of the Utah Rural Coordinating Council

The term “breaking down silos” has been around for a while now, but what does that actually look like? Are we building tin can telephones from silo to silo? Using sledgehammers and pickaxes to construct tunnels?

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How Parking Destroys Cities

Parking requirements attack the nature of the city itself, subordinating density to the needs of the car.

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STAND ETHICALLY TALL PLANNERS – OUR COMMUNITIES AND PROFESSION REQUIRES IT

This article does not necessarily reflect the attitudes or opinions of APAUT or the APAUT Executive Committee. The article, “It’s Complicated (Ok, you’ve heard that before, but maybe not for this topic – billboards) (John Janson, April 2021, https://apautah.org/its-complicated-ok-youve-heard-that-before-but-maybe-not-for-this-topic-billboards/) raised ethical questions for elected officials and planners alike. In the context of signage, including billboards, […]

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A new age of suburbanisation could be dawning

Though the pandemic has not fully released its grip on America, signs of an incipient boom are everywhere: in surging demand for workers, imports and, above all, houses.

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SENSITIVE LANDS PLANNING: PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Sustainable land use practices guide development and preserve what makes our communities unique while protecting public health, safety, and welfare for generations to come.

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Campus Mobility Hub Study – APAUT Award Winner

Mobility hubs are a new and emerging trend in the US. The Campus Mobility Hub Study pioneered how mobility hubs can be researched, sited, programmed, funded, designed, and developed. The Stakeholder Group included the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, the Veteran’s Administration, the Utah Transit Authority, Wasatch Front Regional Council, and Utah Department of […]

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Density is a Loaded Term

I think over the years the term “density” and even “multi-family” have come to have such negative connotations to so many people, there is an immediate knee-jerk reaction against them whenever they are proposed in most communities.

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Zoning laws aren’t the only things hindering Utah’s housing market

Salt Lake City is expected to debate a proposal in November to allow zoning for row homes and tiny homes around Liberty Park to offset the home shortage that’s become even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Congratulations to the APAUT 2020 Award Winners

Recognizing planning excellence in Utah.

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