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July 1, 2020
Housing
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Written by Matthew Desmond, Ph.D. | Professor of Sociology at Princeton University Book review by www.getabstract.com This summer, a group of students and faculty from the City & Metropolitan & Planning Department at the University of Utah have chosen to read and discuss Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: […]

July 1, 2020
Policy/Legislative Transportation Urban Planning
Salt Lake City Needs Some Traffic Calming Measures

The Salt Lake City Transportation Department recently announced a draft “Street Typologies Guide” that would significantly improve pedestrian safety (among other objectives) if approved by the City Council. University of Utah Professor Reid Ewing’s following editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune illustrates the importance of this proposal and other measures that improve pedestrian safety.

June 19, 2020
APA Utah Policy/Legislative
Say Hello to the new face of APA Utah Chapter Communications

We hope that you have noticed the significant changes that have been occurring to the way APA Utah communicates with chapter membership. These changes are in response to what we heard in surveys filled out by chapter membership in 2019 – that many members felt that the website was outdated, communication was sporadic, and that the Listserv was the best way to communicate […]

June 18, 2020
Policy/Legislative
Does Density Aggravate the COVID-19 Pandemic? Early Findings and Lessons for Planners

The impact of density on emerging highly contagious infectious diseases has rarely been studied.

June 18, 2020
awards Policy/Legislative
Call For Award Nominations

The American Planning Association Utah Chapter (APAUT) is accepting nominations for awards to recognize plans, projects, programs, and individuals that are making a significant contribution to planning in Utah. Awards help recognize and reward those furthering planning practice in Utah and encourage others to learn from and incorporate lessons learned from outstanding planning efforts. The […]

June 8, 2020
Policy/Legislative
APAUT Call for Sessions 2020

The APAUT planning community is participating in an exciting collaboration with ULCT.. The APAUT Fall Conference 2020 will be a joint event with the ULCT Annual Convention. This unique opportunity brings together Utah’s planning professionals, elected and appointed officials, city leaders, and city staff in a dynamic collaborative learning environment. APAUT is seeking session proposals […]

June 8, 2020
Policy/Legislative
APAUT President’s Message – A Rare Opening for Change

We all mourn the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other people of color throughout history. We all lament the violence and vandalism that those deaths have sparked. These tragedies have created a rare societal opening of awareness about deeply rooted racism and inequity across the nation. Should the […]

June 5, 2020
Policy/Legislative
An Interview With… Christie Oostema Brown, MUP, AICP People + Place

Tell us a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? If you are not from Utah, what brought you here?

June 5, 2020
Policy/Legislative
Message from CMP Faculty: Commitment to a compassionate, equitable, and just society

Dear Utah planners,  As faculty in the City and Metropolitan Planning (CMP) Department at the University of Utah, we stand alongside the American Planning Association (APA) and its published statement “Righting the Wrongs of Racial Inequality.”  Racism has fractured our communities and its institutionalization has long disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color. The […]

June 1, 2020
Policy/Legislative
APA Statement on Righting the Wrongs of Racial Inequality

The American Planning Association is heartbroken over the brutal, senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week, and the immense pain inflicted on the black community, which continues to suffer from the insidious and blatant effects of structural racism nationwide. We are also profoundly saddened by the additional burdens being visited on our […]

April 14, 2020
Planning News Policy/Legislative
Editorial: Are You Producing or Consuming APAUT?

Admittedly, when we’re all focused on germs, earthquakes, evaporating 401k accounts, and praying mightily that our Netflix keeps streaming … the issue of our investment in APA UT probably isn’t top-of-mind. However, professional planners should be the first to realize that the way to get where we want to be in the future is to […]

April 14, 2020
Local Policy/Legislative State
2020 Legislative Update Resources

The transcript from the April 14, 2020 APAUT/ULCT Legislative Update presentation is HERE.  meeting_saved_chat April 14 2020 Find the 2020 Legislative Update Companion Guide HERE 2020 Legislative Update Companion Guide 4_14_20  and the Zoom presentation HERE:2020 Legislative Update Zoom 4_14_20 The video recording here.   This is a summary, just released from Legislative Research, of the bills for […]