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June 16, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: Mid Valley ATP

This is the largest collaborative ATP in Utah to date.

June 15, 2022
Policy/Legislative
How a new website may influence Wasatch Mountain planning

This is just one example of the extensive environmental data now available through the online tool that launched Monday, after years of planning.

June 10, 2022
Policy/Legislative
CLAMOR IS KING –PART II

Generally speaking, weren’t we all in need of an apartment at least during college or while saving up for our own home?  Most of us did not immediately graduate from high school to our first single family home, right? 

June 9, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: Interlocal Sustainability Action Plan

The Interlocal Sustainability Action Plan recommends best practices for sustainable development, energy use, landscaping, transportation, and waste management across the tri-city region.

June 9, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Long-term planning projections highlight economic challenges, opportunities in Utah’s coal counties

Data to help local officials and policy makers plan for changing economic circumstances

June 1, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Let’s Change the Process to Change Our Zoning: A Response to State and Federal Zoning Controls

In general, zoning isn’t newsworthy. Zoning isn’t salacious.

June 1, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: South Salt Lake General Plan Update

In an effort to capture the values, dreams and future needs of local residents SSL and GSBS creatively adapted their outreach and produced a plan that is responsive to city residents and serves as an innovative tool for the City as they grow and develop through 2040.

May 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Hey, Utahns—stop driving your car

Even before the 2020 pandemic, many Utahns were familiar with wearing masks outdoors. During the winter months, the inversion—a thick haze of pollution that blankets the skies above—makes it harder (and more dangerous) to breathe.

May 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: 2020 Kearns General Plan and Resilience + Infrastructure Element

The 2020 Kearns General Plan leads in innovative planning for Wasatch Front communities, while also serving the diverse needs of a newly incorporated Metro Township.

May 21, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Art as Daily Experience in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District

The Nine Rails Creative District Master Plan was adopted in 2018, and Ogden City and its partners are now implementing the projects and programs identified in the plan.

May 20, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Award Spotlight: Salt Lake City Reimagines Nature

A commitment to equity and building stewardship shaped the adaptive, multi-pronged engagement approach and yielded an increase in response rates from underrepresented communities.

May 16, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Awards Spotlight: Water Quality Planning Toolkit for Utah Communities

An intuitive and engaging toolkit for educating elected officials and citizen planners in the complicated and intimidating realm of water-quality management and planning.

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