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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Mike Christensen, AICP

Executive Director
Utah Rail Passengers Association

Mike has been employed as the Executive Director of the Utah Rail Passengers Association since its creation in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Brigham Young University, a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science from Northwest Missouri State University, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Utah, and a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning from the University of Utah. Mike is a member of the American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism, Strong Towns, and the national Rail Passengers Association. He currently serves on the board of the Utah chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism and on the board of the national Rail Passengers Association.

Session Information:

Critical City Design Elements to Know for Planning Commissioners
September 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Planning Commissioners play a critical role in shaping growth, land development, neighborhoods, and downtowns. This session will cover the most important elements of planning and design for cities and land development. Every planning commissioner should be familiar with these areas and planning/design principles. The rapid fire presentations will be given by multiple professionals from various backgrounds. Topics to include: historic patterns, centers, active transportation, street networks, housing choices, parks, transect methodology, densities in the right place, walkability, and water wise design.

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