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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Clint Harper

Advanced Air Mobility Community Advocate
Harper4D Solutions

Clint Harper combines 25-years of aviation experience with a passion for urban design and community involvement. An Air Force veteran, Clint’s military roles spanned aircraft dispatch, airport operations, and airport, heliport, & UAV facility planning. After his military service, Clint pursued his interest in community and the built environment by earning a Master’s in City and Metropolitan Planning and a graduate certificate in Urban Design. His efforts in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) integration led him to work with the Utah Division of Aeronautics, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and NASA. Clint was among the first to advocate for AAM integration, emphasizing the need for the aviation sector to collaborate with communities for integrated transportation solutions. Central to his vision is the aspiration to make aviation a cleaner, more accessible, and sustainable industry.


Elevating Opportunities: An Airport’s Role in Economic Takeoff »

2024 Spring Conference, May 8, 2024 2:45 pm

This airport tour explores the impact of local airports as catalysts for economic development and job creation. This event builds on our engaging session on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and land use planning, extending the conversation to the tangible economic benefits airports contribute to communities. Participants will gain firsthand insight into how the airport not only serves as a hub for transportation but also as an anchor for economic growth and innovation. Discover how the integration of AAM and proactive planning strategies can enhance the airport's role in fostering economic resilience, attracting investment, and driving sustainable development. This tour provides a comprehensive look at the airport's multifaceted contributions to the local economy, illustrating the powerful synergy between aviation and economic prosperity.

Landing Strategies: Navigating Land Use & Transportation Planning in the Era of Aerial Innovation »

2024 Spring Conference, May 8, 2024 1:50 pm

This session addresses the emerging realm of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), poised with potential to bring resolution to many of aviation’s challenges, including with noise, emissions, and accessibility. This session examines the foundation communities already have in aviation infrastructure—encompassing everything from airports to heliports—and the increasing role they will play as aviation continues to evolve. It highlights the importance of leveraging this foundation, not as an endpoint but as a springboard for innovation and adaptation. As AAM brings aviation matters into more frequent public and planning discourse, learning from existing precedents becomes crucial. This session aims to equip communities with the insights to navigate these changes, fostering a proactive approach to integrating AAM into the fabric of urban planning. By building on what we know and anticipating what's to come, we can pave the way for a future where aviation serves as a complement to holistic mobility in sustainable and accessible ways.

Dr. Strangeportation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Prepare for the Future »

September 10, 2021 2:35 pm

Transportation is changing, and so should our planning. Our the last year, Utah's Unified Transportation Plan partners have been studying the external forces (for instance, telecommuting, autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, micromobility, and high-tech transit) that may significantly change our regional transportation systems and travel behavior. How will our travel change? What does this mean for our future plans and anticipated projects?

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