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Electrifying Education Session Formats

Have you reviewed the 220+ sessions being offered at NPC23 in Philadelphia and NPC23 Online yet?

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Springdale wrestles with slew of transient lodging applications, impacts of growth

ST. GEORGE — Springdale’s unprecedented growth has spurred the Town Council to vote to only accept applications for Transient Lodging during even-numbered years. This change in the ordinance was recommended by the Springdale Planning Commission to address the town’s overwhelming number of transit applications during Wednesday’s council meeting. “Obviously, working on this and deciding how to […]

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Weber, Utah, Davis, Salt Lake counties are all growing, but there are differences

In Utah and Weber counties, for instance, different dynamics are at play. Utah County’s younger population bodes for more pronounced population increases, a University of Utah demographer says, while Weber County’s older population bodes for slower growth.

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Local Needs Among Utah’s Multicultural Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our hope is that the qualitative data discussed in this report will elevate the importance of actively listening to marginalized communities and underscore the importance of equity in times of crisis.

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Housing First; Cars Last

Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.

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APAUT Invitation 2021: Submit Your Article

APAUT Article Share We ask all APAUT members to submit at least one article to the website/newsletter in 2021. Intentionally, the process is informal, easy, and quick. Simple enough to submit over your lunch hour.The submission can be a simple 200-word description with photos and/or plans. Longer, in-depth, or scholarly articles are welcome too, but […]

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Legislative Interim Committee – What You Need To Know

This week the last legislative interim committee meetings are being held before the 2021 legislative session gets underway.

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Stakeholder Information Portal Survey

The Wasatch Choice Technical Assistance working group is looking for your feedback on creating an informational portal that would be valuable for your responsibilities. Please complete the 2-minute survey HERE to make this effort a success. We will have a draft of the information portal for your review in the future. Please finish by Monday, […]

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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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What the Wasatch Front needs is more basement apartments

A lot of people want to move here, but there aren’t enough places for them to live.

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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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Say Hello to the new face of APA Utah Chapter Communications

We hope that you have noticed the significant changes that have been occurring to the way APA Utah communicates with chapter membership. These changes are in response to what we heard in surveys filled out by chapter membership in 2019 – that many members felt that the website was outdated, communication was sporadic, and that the Listserv was the best way to communicate […]

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