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July 30, 2021
Policy/Legislative
What are the Impacts of Climate Change here in Utah?

Utah is currently in a State of Emergency due to drought conditions, 90% experiencing extreme drought. This is a unique challenge for Utahans, since “statewide reservoir levels are 15% lower than this time last year”(water.Utah.gov). In addition to droughts, we are experiencing severe heat and numerous wildfires.

July 30, 2021
Featured Members
New BYU Professor of Urban Planning

Dr. David Simpson was recently hired to take on a position at Brigham Young University (BYU), as the new Professor of Urban Planning.  Dr. Simpson is an experienced Professor that has demonstrated his vast skills and experience as a higher education leader.

July 26, 2021
Policy/Legislative
What will our legacy be? Planning for the future’s infrastructure needs

Forward-thinking investment and world-changing infrastructure set the stage for what was unprecedented American economic prosperity in the 20th century. Now knee-deep into the 21st century, it’s time we act with the same bold and ambitious vision as our predecessors by investing in the future. 

July 14, 2021
Urban Planning
A Tale of Two Walks: Part 2

The street and the stroad are not so distant. They are different species of a similar animal.

July 14, 2021
Environmental Equity
Heat, Health & Equity: The Effects of High Temperatures on Health, and Ways to Mitigate Heat in Our City

Due to the ongoing drought and high temperatures, Salt Lake County’s health experts are warning residents to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to heat.

July 14, 2021
Featured Members Rural Planning
Longtime Juab County Planner Glenn Greenhalgh Passes Away

Glenn William Greenhalgh took his last motorcycle ride on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Glenn was born on January 31, 1950 to Clarence “Pete” and Janet Bailey Greenhalgh of Nephi, Utah, the second of 3 children. He graduated from Juab High School and Utah Technical College. On July 25, 1969, Glenn married […]

July 12, 2021
Policy/Legislative
APAUT’s Next Book Club Title: A City is Not a Tree: 50th Anniversary Edition, by Christopher Alexander

Start reading our latest APAUT Book Club title: A City is Not a Tree: 50th Anniversary Edition, by Christopher Alexander  

July 8, 2021
Policy/Legislative
A Tale of Two Walks: Part 1

Another way to think of the road-versus-street dichotomy is what Shayna Goldsmith at Greater Greater Washington dubs thoroughfare-versus-destination, or through-or-too. While separation of street and road functions is ideal, it’s possible to combine them in bad and less bad ways

July 7, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Help Shape Equity Planning Policy

Tippe Morlan, AICP, and Meagan Booth have been appointed to represent the chapter in the development of APA policy guides on Equitable Economic Development, Legacy Cities, and Zoning Reform. Both are excited about this opportunity and will represent the chapter well!   Policy Guides represent APA’s official position on critical planning issues and arm planners […]

July 1, 2021
Policy/Legislative
DO CITIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BAN FIREWORKS?

Even though Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said she’s “very confident in our legal standing” to ban fireworks citywide, leaders of other cities including Sandy and Draper are shaking their heads, wary of lawsuit risks. Their attorneys read Utah’s state statute on the power of cities to ban fireworks very differently, and that “confusion” is what […]

July 1, 2021
Environmental
Air Quality Is Better In Utah Today Than Ten Years Ago, But…

Join us throughout July as we think about all things air quality!

June 29, 2021
AICP
RECENT CM APPROVED RECORDINGS

Recording Available: The New Land Use: Our Communities After COVID-19 Recording of Leveraging Street Design For Economic Prosperity DEEP DIVE and TELL YOUR STORYRECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE Law and Ethics On-Demand Conference