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Category Archives: Urban Planning

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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Funding Programs Announcement

                FISCAL YEAR 2021 Funding Programs Announcement The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) provides resources directly to its communities and partners across the region. We are pleased to announce this year’s opportunities, totaling approximately $45 million in funding and technical assistance. As the first step, interested applicants should […]

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Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis

By Dan Parolek As Published on Planetizen It is critical for jurisdictions in cities large and small and contexts rural and urban to understand how to enable Missing Middle Housing to meet their housing needs. To effectively deliver Missing Middle Housing, the conventional approach of creating plans, zoning, policies, and strategies to deliver housing must […]

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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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The Importance of Sense of Place in our Communities

Being a practicing planner has ruined me for the kind of travel that is enjoyed by the great unwashed.

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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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Homeless to Housed Fall 2019

On October 30, 2019 Lt. Governor Spencer Cox announced the State of Utah, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City efforts to transition from the long-time downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter. The South Salt Lake Homeless Resource Center (HRC) had been granted the occupancy permits and this started the countdown of 30 days until […]

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