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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Jake Young, AICP

Planning Program Manager
SLCo Regional Development

Jake Young is a practitioner of integrating planning and design for quality communities from small scale neighborhoods up to the region. Jake has experience in community design, ordinances, town center planning, general plans, water wise landscape, and many other elements of planning and landscape architecture. Jake has a bachelors from Utah State University and Masters in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. Jake is the Planning Program Manager at SLCo Regional Development.


Integrating Water and Land Use »

September 9, 2021 10:15 am

Water is essential to quality of life, economy, and our beautiful natural environment in Utah. Historically water and land use planning have occurred separately with land development expecting the tap to run after lots are built and plumbing is installed. The purpose of this session is to cover the absolute essentials of why and how integrating water and land use planning occurs, including some case studies and best practices, with a focus for land use planners. Attendees will come away with specific action items they may be able to implement within their own communities to better integrate water into the development process.

Is Your City Missing Middle Housing? »

September 9, 2021 11:10 am

Middle housing building types play a critical role in the housing market and yet they’re underrepresented in the Utah market. This session will cover: what is Missing Middle Housing (MMH), availability in current housing stock, role of MMH for growth and attainability/affordability, and best practices. This session will include time for cities to share their MMH experiences and Q/A.

Critical City Design Elements to Know for Planning Commissioners »

September 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Planning Commissioners play a critical role in shaping growth, land development, neighborhoods, and downtowns. This session will cover the most important elements of planning and design for cities and land development. Every planning commissioner should be familiar with these areas and planning/design principles. The rapid fire presentations will be given by multiple professionals from various backgrounds. Topics to include: historic patterns, centers, active transportation, street networks, housing choices, parks, transect methodology, densities in the right place, walkability, and water wise design.

Your Turn: Citizen Planner Question and Answer »

September 10, 2021 3:30 pm

Bring your questions on any planning topic and we will do our best to answer them. Jake Young, Wilf Sommerkorn, and John Janson with experience in many communities and on many topics can help you think through your issues. This open conversation about planning issues in your community, will be “Your Turn” to get answers to your most pressing issues that you want to talk about!

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