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The Move Utah Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah. How our communities grow directly affects our health and well-being. Each year, over 400 subject-matter experts, including planners, engineers, and community leaders from across the state come together to discuss best practices for improving decision-making related to health, transportation and land use.
The 2022 Move Utah Summit will build on the previous successful summits to provide expert panelists, virtual breakout sessions, a compelling keynote speaker and in-person mobile tours.

Keynote Speakers Announced:

March 16 – 17, 2022

Jeff Speck


Jeff Speck is a city planner and author who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the US National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co., the principal firm behind the New Urbanism movement.

Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates, a private design consultancy. Mr. Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls “the urbanist’s bible.” His more recent book Walkable City was the bestselling city-planning title of the past decade. Its sequel, Walkable City Rules, is described by Kurt Andersen as “a must read for urbanists, city-builders, and everyone who lives in cities.” His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than five million times.

Monique G. Lopez


Monique G. López is a Social Justice Planner and founder of Pueblo Planning, an anti-racist values-driven participatory planning and design firm. Monique intentionally engages and includes communities that are often left out of the planning process and who are most vulnerable to the impacts of planning decisions.

These communities include Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, unhoused, and other communities that experience marginalization. Monique utilizes storytelling and participatory art-making to engage communities in the planning process in order to dismantle unjust systems and co-develop equitable communities. For the past 15 years, Monique has been a social justice planner and policy advocate working on transportation justice, environmental justice, and public space access projects, plans, policies, and designs. Monique also brings this justice-centered approach and practice into the classroom as a lecturer at San Diego State University, Antioch University, Pitzer College, and Cal Poly Pomona.


  • Move Utah Summit
    March 16, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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