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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Matt Taylor, AICP

Senior Planner
City of Orem

Matt Taylor, AICP, is a Senior Planner for the City of Orem and has previously held executive and senior planning positions with Provo City, Taylorsville, and Cottonwood Heights cities. Matt has been involved with the Provo Farmers Market in various capacities since 2010 and has discovered the value of this community venue as a prolific small business incubator. Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University.

Session(s):

Community Supported Small Business Incubation Retrospective: Lessons and Success Stories »

September 9, 2021 11:10 am

We take a look back at local examples of small business incubation in the community, from public partnerships to farmers' markets, lessons learned, and success stories. This panel discussion will then discuss the need for local small business support to help make more economically resilient communities. This presentation will also hear via video the stories of small businesses that have succeeded with the support of incubator venues.

Dark Sky Planning along the Wasatch Front »

September 10, 2021 10:10 am

Utah has become the leader of dark-sky tourism in the world and many national and state parks have been certified “dark sky” parks, including two rural communities. However, continued urban growth will increasingly threaten Utah’s remote places' ability to retain their dark skies despite their steward’s best efforts. This session will explore strategies that urban communities can engage in to limit the expansion of light pollution and skyglow from the Wasatch Front.

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