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Everything Happening in Utah's Planning Community

June 9, 2021

Get Healthy Utah and the Utah League of Cities and Towns are excited to announce Healthy Utah Community, a new designation program for cities and towns.

June 7, 2021
APAUT Call for Sessions 2021

Please submit your session requests or proposals for the APAUT Fall Conference, Sept. 9-10, Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, Taylorsville, CLICK HERE    

June 7, 2021
Western Planner Award Nominations

With 2020 behind us we are looking forward to gathering in 2021 to recognize the hard work and honor the great projects and great people building and rebuilding their communities! Step up and shout out!

June 4, 2021
Rural Planning
Breaking Down Silos: The Inception of the Utah Rural Coordinating Council

The term “breaking down silos” has been around for a while now, but what does that actually look like? Are we building tin can telephones from silo to silo? Using sledgehammers and pickaxes to construct tunnels?

May 27, 2021
MAG Transit Studies

MAG is the regional planning organization for Utah County. Currently, there are many ongoing studies that will help inform and shape our transportation system.

May 19, 2021
Urban Planning
How Parking Destroys Cities

Parking requirements attack the nature of the city itself, subordinating density to the needs of the car.

May 19, 2021
Community Type Equity

This article does not necessarily reflect the attitudes or opinions of APAUT or the APAUT Executive Committee. The article, “It’s Complicated (Ok, you’ve heard that before, but maybe not for this topic – billboards) (John Janson, April 2021, raised ethical questions for elected officials and planners alike. In the context of signage, including billboards, […]

May 13, 2021
Community Type Policy/Legislative Urban Planning
A new age of suburbanisation could be dawning

Though the pandemic has not fully released its grip on America, signs of an incipient boom are everywhere: in surging demand for workers, imports and, above all, houses.

May 13, 2021
Recording Available: The New Land Use: Our Communities After COVID-19

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDING   As we all begin to recover from COVID-19we will see land-use markets, transportation behavior, and ways of recreating all find anew normal. Let’s come together to discuss the latest research and share ideas for how communities can shape and build upon these new dynamics to build a better future. […]

May 13, 2021
Featured Members
Effective Public Engagement Requires a Lot More Than a Public Hearing

We’ve all seen it too many times: a parade of people taking their turn to speak for three minutes into a microphone, usually to protest some proposed action.

May 10, 2021
May 6, 2021
Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Have you been working remotely? perhaps from home?  You are not alone and the secret is out that it may not be just a short-term thing.