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September 3, 2021
Policy/Legislative
The Mountain Lions: these nine cities boomed in the COVID era

Out of America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, nine have experienced home price growth of more than 50 percent since late 2017 when the tax bill was signed into law. They are Boise, Spokane, Austin, Phoenix, Tucson, Colorado Springs, and a cluster of Utah cities: Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo.

September 2, 2021
Policy/Legislative
AS PLANNERS, WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO, AND WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

As we address the various planning issues that challenge our Utah communities, do we ask, as Donald Schön and our Code of Ethics require, how are my actions and decisions interrelated and why do I do what I do, and for what purpose?

September 2, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Creating Communities: A Guide to Walkable Centers

https://envisionutah.org/creating-communities-guide After many years of stakeholder and working group engagement, Envision Utah released the Creating Communities: A Guide to Walkable Centers at yesterday’s event. This guide is an informative tool for city staff, officials, planners, and the general public to learn more about creating centers as a strategy to accommodate Utah’s growing population while maintaining […]

August 25, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Andrea Garfinkel-Castro, doctoral candidate, “Unpacks” Latino Urbanism

This article unpacks literature on Latino Urbanism to identify a holistic, thematically organized framework for understanding Latina/o sociospatial practices and to suggest how planners might plan for and/or better support Latino Urbanisms.

August 25, 2021
Policy/Legislative
11 Ways To Excel Ethically At Every Level

While most companies strive to build a culture of trust and transparency, it can be difficult to ensure people demonstrate ethical behavior at every level of a business, internally and externally.

August 19, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Gowanus Racial Impact Study Predicts Increased Diversity After Rezoning

The report outlines the potential impacts on the neighborhood’s racial diversity and the availability of below-market housing units.

August 13, 2021
Featured Members Policy/Legislative
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): core principles

In order to give citizen power, institutions do not look at neighborhoods that are poor
and need to be fixed. Instead, they understand that communities have assets that can be leveraged for development. Institutions that follow the more traditional path of a needs-based approach often ask what is wrong with a community.

August 6, 2021
Policy/Legislative
GOV. SPENCER J. COX OUTLINES EFFORTS TO SAVE WATER

With 100% of the state experiencing drought conditions, Gov. Spencer J. Cox joined water officials from around the state to highlight current conservation efforts and outline measures needed to plan for Utah’s water future. 

August 3, 2021
Policy/Legislative
New APAUT Sponsorship Packages

You will find our sponsorship packages have been updated so your sponsorship investment goes much further and reaches a wider audience for a longer period of time.

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. 

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