Plan Like Utah

This post from Citiwire looks at Salt Lake City and the state of Utah as home to some of the most active and progressive planning practitioners.

Writer David Boyd argues that other cities and regions should follow the "Utah Model".

"[W]hat we are seeing is that smart communities, like smart businesses, are using the laggard pace of the present economic downturn to lay the foundation for a high functioning and successful future. By engaging in highly participatory and increasingly regional-scale planning initiatives, these communities are developing the civic infrastructure necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

...Today, Envision Utah continues its work to forge regional agreement over projects such as Blueprint Jordan River, a corridor plan spanning three counties and 15 cities. It has been instrumental in working with the Utah Transit Authority, the region's two metropolitan planning organizations, and numerous cities to plan and develop an extensive system of light rail and bus rapid transit including incentives for transit oriented development efforts along the routes."

Full Story: The Future of Planning – “Utah Style”


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