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May 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Hey, Utahns—stop driving your car

Even before the 2020 pandemic, many Utahns were familiar with wearing masks outdoors. During the winter months, the inversion—a thick haze of pollution that blankets the skies above—makes it harder (and more dangerous) to breathe.

May 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: 2020 Kearns General Plan and Resilience + Infrastructure Element

The 2020 Kearns General Plan leads in innovative planning for Wasatch Front communities, while also serving the diverse needs of a newly incorporated Metro Township.

May 21, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Art as Daily Experience in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District

The Nine Rails Creative District Master Plan was adopted in 2018, and Ogden City and its partners are now implementing the projects and programs identified in the plan.

May 20, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: Salt Lake City Reimagines Nature

A commitment to equity and building stewardship shaped the adaptive, multi-pronged engagement approach and yielded an increase in response rates from underrepresented communities.

May 16, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Awards Spotlight: Water Quality Planning Toolkit for Utah Communities

An intuitive and engaging toolkit for educating elected officials and citizen planners in the complicated and intimidating realm of water-quality management and planning.

May 12, 2022
Policy/Legislative
LET’S TALK! AND TALK. AND TALK SOME MORE…

LET’S TALK! AND TALK. AND TALK SOME MORE… May 9, 2022 On April 25, I posted on this blog about public meetings and hearings, the issues with the way they are conducted these days, and whether they are actually helping or hurting in the overall process of land use administration and policy-making.  In my May […]

May 12, 2022
Policy/Legislative
May 12, 2022
Policy/Legislative
A Minnesota Judge Throws the Book at Immoral Tax Assessments

And to all the public officials out there: Please, stop direct assessing for maintenance.

May 7, 2022
Policy/Legislative
The Great Rebalance 

In Ogden City, where I work, we have begun to see large sections of vacant or underutilized retail take on new life.

May 2, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Call for Nominations!

Serving as an elected leader in APA offers a tremendous opportunity to sharpen your skills, expand your networks, and work directly to strengthen the impact of the organization.

April 28, 2022
Policy/Legislative
APAUT Awards

We are excited to share our annual chapter awards recognizing plans, projects, programs, and individuals that are making a significant contribution to planning in Utah!

April 28, 2022
Policy/Legislative
To Fully Observe, We Need to Walk

I love them both, but for an extreme introverted thinker like me, a week of travel with two extreme extroverts became a test of endurance.

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