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Category Archives: Transportation

Away from the bustle: Covid-19 and the end of commuterland

Robert Edwards and Mario Stephen have responded oddly to the coronavirus pandemic and the crash in high-street spending that it has caused. They have opened a hair salon. Although both men trained and worked for years in London, their new salon is in Hitchin, a town of some 35,000 people that is 50km north of […]

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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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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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A New Initiative: Children’s Walks

Engaging and Recognizing Youth as Active Members of their Community The purpose of this article is to introduce the APA Ambassador Program to members of Utah APA. Also demonstrate ideas of how planners can engage with their local community and inspire the next generation of planners through Children’s Walks. To begin, my interest to involve […]

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