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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Michael Maloy, AICP

Planning Director
Herriman City

Michael Maloy, AICP, Planning Director for Herriman City, has approximately 25 years of professional planning experience in urban and suburban communities. In addition to serving on the APA Utah Executive Committee, Michael has presented at local and national planning conferences, published numerous articles and book reviews, and personally mentored dozens of urban planning students. Michael is also an adjunct instructor for the City & Metropolitan Planning Department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and serves on the Salt Lake County Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board.


Book Club »

2023 Fall Conference, September 29, 2023 12:15 pm

Paul Goldberger’s 2019 book Ballpark: Baseball in the American City will be a featured session at the APA Utah Fall Conference in Ogden, Utah, on Friday, September 29, 2023. Whether you have read the book—or even like baseball—or not, attendees will love our next “book club” session, which will feature an image-rich presentation by Mark McGrath, AICP—an experienced long-range planner for Taylorsville, Utah, an adjunct instructor at the University of Utah, and a long-time fan of “America’s National Pastime.”

Writing and Understanding Effective Staff Reports »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 3:00 pm

Staff reports are one of the main ways that planning staff communicate with the City Council, Planning Commission, applicants, and the public. But are they communicating everything they need to be, and does the general public and Planning Commission understand them? After hours of research, review, and drafting, are staff reports doing what they should? This session will explore some of the best practices and review ideas for making staff reports more engaging, communicating the key points and being more accessible.

Book Club »

2022 Fall Conference, September 9, 2022 12:00 pm

How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck during Fall Conference 22 in Lehi, Utah. Walkable City, which was published in 2012 and became the best-selling city-planning book in 2013 and 2014, was described by Planetizen as: “With intellectual cunning and great prose, Jeff Speck diagnoses the disconnect between what planners know about how to make cities livable, and what most of America’s small and mid-sized cities are or (mostly) aren’t doing to encourage wealth, health, and sustainability.’ According to Speck, walk-ability is the one issue around which the livability and vitality of cities depends. ‘Get walkability right,’ he says, ‘and so much of the rest will follow.’ To that end, Speck outlines ten essential ‘steps’ for creating walkability, and ushering in ‘a new era of street life in America.’” If you have been waiting for the motivation to read this urban planning classic, now is the time! Walkable City is widely and affordably available in print, electronic, and audio formats from your local bookstore, library, or online. Start reading today and join our lunchtime book discussion during the APA Utah Fall Conference on September 9, 2022, in Lehi, Utah!

Where you can succeed as a planner with your skills »

2022 Fall Conference, September 8, 2022 3:30 pm

Robert A. Heinlein, an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer is credited with saying - “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Does this same approach hold true in the Planning profession? In this session we will discuss the skills Planners possess and how they can position themselves for success in a such a diverse profession.

APA Utah Book Club: Introduction & Discussion of A City is Not a Tree: 50th Anniversary Edition »

September 10, 2021 3:30 pm

City planners across the country have been organizing and participating in book discussions on city planning and related literature for AICP certification maintenance (CM) credit. These educational events have provided lively group discussions, professional development, and socializing opportunities. Likewise, APA Utah recently selected A City is Not a Tree: 50th Anniversary Edition for review and discussion. Whether you have read this landmark critique of modern urban design or not, everyone is welcome to attend this session and be inspired by great ideas and friendly discussions.

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