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What are greenways and why are they important?

Today, there are 4.2 billion people living in or near cities. By 2050, this number is expected to grow to 6.3 billion, which will account for 68% of the world’s population. While this may seem threatening to our intrinsic human need to connect with nature, living in an urban area can be one of the most life-affirming shifts we can make for ourselves and for the planet.

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2023 Grants Open Now!

Grant season is officially underway and no matter what your outdoor recreation project, we’ve got you covered!

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Utah ITE Section Annual Meeting 2023 Registration is Now Open

Hello APA Members, Every year the ITE Utah Section hold an annual conference. We wanted to make sure you are aware of the conference so you could attend if you wanted. Registration is now open for our 2023 Annual Meeting. Registration Link: Theme: A Focus On Practical Application The ITE Utah Section 2023 annual […]

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How Does Utah Use the Colorado River? by Vanessa Hudson

As Utah continues to expand and lakes and rivers dry, it is important to consider one of the West’s major water sources — the Colorado River.

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7 Need-to-Know Trends for Planners in 2023

4-D printing, mass extinction, and synthetic meat are the stuff of the future — and today

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ULCT’s Your Land Your Plan Program

ULCT’s Your Land Your Plan program is a new opportunity for Utah’s cities and towns to learn how to unlock the value of their real estate assets to enhance the wellbeing of their residents and improve fiscal stability. There will be two free workshops where national experts Urban3 and Strong Towns will provide you with […]

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Nuclear Meltdown

Meet the man who built a multigenerational house. Matt Taylor designed a home that could theoretically house three nuclear units under one roof.

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Heat, Health & Equity: The Effects of High Temperatures on Health, and Ways to Mitigate Heat in Our City

Due to the ongoing drought and high temperatures, Salt Lake County’s health experts are warning residents to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to heat.

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Air Quality Is Better In Utah Today Than Ten Years Ago, But…

Join us throughout July as we think about all things air quality!

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MAG Transit Studies

MAG is the regional planning organization for Utah County. Currently, there are many ongoing studies that will help inform and shape our transportation system.

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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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Bond Ratings are for Investors (Not Taxpayers)

In this context, a AAA bond rating says a lot about where a community is in its life cycle and very little about its management. It doesn’t say anything about how the city analyzes the viability of projects. It says nothing about its financial productivity or return on investment. It doesn’t even say anything about the quality of life there and whether people will want to stick around once the sheen wears off.

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