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June 29, 2021
Policy/Legislative
DEEP DIVE and TELL YOUR STORYRECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

Video #1 – Utah Legislature 2021 – HB82. Internal Accessory Dwelling Units ULCT presents a hands-on session that explains the 2021 legislation and then handles questions on implementation from Utah Cities. https://youtu.be/fICnXrsfqgg Vidoe#2 – Utah Legislature 2021 -HB98. Building Inspection and Design Review. ULCT presents a hands-on session that explains the 2021 legislation and then […]

June 23, 2021
Policy/Legislative
How Austin’s Map of Trees Helped City Leaders See and Tackle Social Inequities

In Austin, Texas, like many places, the numbers of trees in neighborhoods mark a divide of race and income.

June 23, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Layton council adopts water-saving landscaping requirements for most new development

 Amid a historic drought year, Layton City is seemingly taking the lead in municipal water conservation.

June 16, 2021
Policy/Legislative
CAREFUL WHOM YOU CALL A NIMBY

A new statewide poll commissioned by regional planners at Envision Utah shows up to 32% of residents agree that they are “more comfortable with development in other nearby cities or towns but not in my own community.”

June 16, 2021
Featured Members
Grand County Planning & Zoning Department Gets New Leadership

Grand County announced hiring new leadership for the County Planning & Zoning Department. John J. Guenther will take the helm this week as the Grand County Planning & Zoning director and Elissa Martin will be the department’s associate planner.

June 16, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Considering A National Infrastructure Bank

A National Infrastructure Bank is a big idea. It appeals to those who want to see bold federal action on a wide range of items. It has the backing of many mayors, governors, economists, and infrastructure experts. And, as a bank, it has a veneer of financial prudence. It is a big idea.

June 14, 2021
Policy/Legislative
Discretionary Land Use Regulation

This article does not necessarily reflect the attitudes or opinions of APAUT or the APAUT Executive Committee. A POINT COUNTERPOINT DISCUSSION Today I’m sending you an opinion email from me about a trend I’ve noted and talked about for some time now – discretionary land use regulation. In recent years, it has seemed to me […]

June 14, 2021
Policy/Legislative
APAUT President’s Message- June 2021

Summer is here and it is as beautiful as ever in communities throughout our great State of Utah. While this past year has been one to put in that proverbial rear-view mirror, it has also been a year of change for good, a year of opportunities and a chance for innovation.

June 9, 2021
Policy/Legislative
HEALTHY UTAH COMMUNITY

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
Local
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
awards
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?