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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Rhiannon Sinclair

Planning Principal
Agency Landscape + Planning

An urban planner with a background in architecture, Rhiannon Sinclair’s work focuses on complex urban systems across multiple scales. She uses data-driven strategies to better understand and enhance the relationship between people, buildings, systems and the public realm. Rhiannon has considerable experience communicating information to broad audiences to promote strong community exchange and empowerment within a planning process. In her work, she finds that the role of this type of exchange and master plan facilitation contributes to plans that are visionary, comprehensive, and implementable.She is currently working with Salt Lake City on the Emerald Ribbon Plan for the Jordan River.


Zoom Towns: The New Frontier »

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

COVID-19 challenged traditional city-planning timelines, funding mechanisms, decision-making models, and engagement strategies, and stressed our parklands/natural areas, transportation networks, and housing resources. These challenges were arguably most acute in small communities that boast high quality of life, access to the outdoors, and a lower cost of living than major metropolitan areas. This presentation covers the difficulties small communities have faced with as post-pandemic urban flight continues to increase demands for workers, housing, retail, and transportation. The panel will share examples of specific communities/regions in Idaho and Utah, including the challenges they faced and some of the tools that are being implemented to proactively deal with the Zoom Town effects. A panel discussion concludes the presentation. Case study communities

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