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January 22, 2021
Lehi Connectivity Standards – A Stronger Urban Fabric

In an era of urban expansion designed for the car, Lehi experienced rapid growth in the 90’s with numerous low-density neighborhoods featuring many cul-de-sacs and dead ends.

January 11, 2021
Planning News
Housing First; Cars Last

Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.

January 8, 2021
awards Policy/Legislative
UDOT Bike Infrastructure Data Collection Project

Transportation and planning agencies across the country struggle with a lack of complete and accurate bicycle infrastructure data.

January 5, 2021
AICP Planning News
APAUT Invitation 2021: Submit Your Article

APAUT Article Share We ask all APAUT members to submit at least one article to the website/newsletter in 2021. Intentionally, the process is informal, easy, and quick. Simple enough to submit over your lunch hour.The submission can be a simple 200-word description with photos and/or plans. Longer, in-depth, or scholarly articles are welcome too, but […]

January 1, 2021
Featured Members
The Great Horizon Year of 2020

Back in the 1990s as we looked out to the year 2020 my colleagues and I had many hopes and expectations. 

December 21, 2020
Urban Planning
Density is a Loaded Term

I think over the years the term “density” and even “multi-family” have come to have such negative connotations to so many people, there is an immediate knee-jerk reaction against them whenever they are proposed in most communities.

December 15, 2020
New Study on Housing Affordability Focuses on Local Land Use Practices

The study focuses on the role of local and state government, mainly land use planning and regulation as well as fiscal policies, and their role in the state’s housing affordability crisis. 

November 19, 2020
Housing Land Use
There is no such thing as ‘smart sprawl’

What is interesting about the “smart sprawl” idea is how little empirical evidence underlies it.

November 17, 2020
Planning News
Legislative Interim Committee – What You Need To Know

This week the last legislative interim committee meetings are being held before the 2021 legislative session gets underway.

November 16, 2020
Policy/Legislative Transportation
A bipartisan opportunity to rebuild American infrastructure

While the election has passed, the country remains divided. Despite this polarization, the majority of Americans want their government to cooperate to move us forward.

November 2, 2020
Community Type
Zoning laws aren’t the only things hindering Utah’s housing market

Salt Lake City is expected to debate a proposal in November to allow zoning for row homes and tiny homes around Liberty Park to offset the home shortage that’s become even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 21, 2020
awards Citizen Planner Community Type Policy/Legislative
Congratulations to the APAUT 2020 Award Winners

Recognizing planning excellence in Utah.