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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Ted Knowlton, AICP

Deputy Director
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)

Ted Knowlton is Deputy Director at the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) the metropolitan planning organization for the Salt Lake and Ogden/Layton metropolitan areas. Ted has focused his career on coordinating local place-making with regional infrastructure planning. Prior to joining WFRC, he worked with Fregonese Associates, Envision Utah and The Planning Center (now PlaceWorks). His experience includes efforts in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that have garnered two prestigious Daniel Burnham awards from the American Planning Association. In Utah, he lead the development of Wasatch Choice, the region’s official vision. Ted has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, and is a distinguished Alumni of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. He is the Planning Commission chair for North Salt Lake City.


Release the Parking Brake on Your Community »

2023 Fall Conference, September 29, 2023 1:30 pm

Parking is the most important of the boring topics on earth. It occupies more than 25% of our land. Parking affects how streets look and feel, a city’s fiscal health, the affordability of housing, how people choose to get around, and business profitability. Hear how some cities have started to vary parking requirements based on different contexts, avoiding a one-size misfits all citywide approach. This is a hot topic and a lot of new thinking and research is actively being explored, including a new "parking modernization" from Utah's transportation agencies.

Housing affordability toolkit: what do cities have to do with it and tools to implement »

2023 Fall Conference, September 29, 2023 10:10 am

Housing affordability in Utah has eroded over the past few years, threatening Utahns’ peace of mind and financial security. Ordinances, codes, and policies can impede or promote housing affordability. At the direction of Housing and Community Development, Envision Utah worked with expert stakeholders in policy, land use, and housing to identify regulation types that impact housing affordability and attainability. Please join us for what is likely to be a lively discussion.

The Swiss Army Knife for Housing: Communications, Data and Best Practices »

2022 Fall Conference, September 8, 2022 10:00 am

Utah is in a housing crisis with prices having doubled in just the last 5 years. This session will present a handful of new communications and analytical resources to help planners as you help your community grapple with and adapt to these challenges. These resources are helpful technically for planners to understand how to proceed and also critical for having a community conversation about housing.

Planning for Utah’s New Climate »

2021 Fall Conference, September 10, 2021 10:10 am

2021's heat and extreme weather have been a wake-up call, but experts say in fact Utah's climate has undergone a long-term change. What will this change mean for communities? How can we prepare for it? What will it mean for our economy, for the environment and how people live their lives? Can we do anything to slow or reverse the change?

Unmasking Transportation after COVID-19 »

2021 Fall Conference, September 9, 2021 1:40 pm

As we all begin to recover from COVID-19 we will see transportation behavior, along with land use markets and ways of recreating, find a new normal. Let's come together to discuss the latest data and share ideas for how communities can shape and build upon these new dynamics to build a better future.

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