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Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): core principles

In order to give citizen power, institutions do not look at neighborhoods that are poor
and need to be fixed. Instead, they understand that communities have assets that can be leveraged for development. Institutions that follow the more traditional path of a needs-based approach often ask what is wrong with a community.

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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.

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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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Grand County Planning & Zoning Department Gets New Leadership

Grand County announced hiring new leadership for the County Planning & Zoning Department. John J. Guenther will take the helm this week as the Grand County Planning & Zoning director and Elissa Martin will be the department’s associate planner.

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Effective Public Engagement Requires a Lot More Than a Public Hearing

We’ve all seen it too many times: a parade of people taking their turn to speak for three minutes into a microphone, usually to protest some proposed action.

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New Interim Chapter Treasurer: Mike Gottfreson

APA UT Executive Committee welcomes Mike Gottfredson as the Interim Chapter Treasurer.  Thank you to the previous Treasurer, Kevin Leo, best of luck in your new position in sunny San Diego, CA.

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Greg Mikolash Obituary

On February 5, 2021 Gregory Howard Mikolash passed away following a brief illness. The oldest of five siblings, Greg was born December 30, 1968 in San Jose, CA to Howard “Mick” Mikolash and Bonnie Boogard. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School where he was a member of the soccer and swim […]

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The Great Horizon Year of 2020

Back in the 1990s as we looked out to the year 2020 my colleagues and I had many hopes and expectations. 

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The Difference Between a Two Billion and Six Thousand Dollar Project

The following article was written by a former University of Utah City & Metropolitan Planning student and APA Utah scholarship recipient who attended the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Fransisco, California. I think walking tours are one of the best ways to explore cities. I wanted to participate in as many as possible during […]

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APAUT Vice President Elect 2021 Francisco Astorga, AICP

Congratulations Francisco Astorga, AICP Francisco Astorga is an experienced City Planner with a demonstrated history of City Planning, including comprehensive plan and zoning code updates.  Francisco graduated from the University of Utah with a planning degree in 2006 and is a proud member of the APAUT Chapter and the American Institute of Certified Planners.  Francisco […]

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An Interview With Ashley Cleveland, MCMP

An Interview With Ashley Cleveland, MCMP Promise Program Manager|  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 state. […]

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