Salt Lake City

July 18, 2013, 9am PDT
Wasn't the era of the shopping mall supposed to be over? City Creek Center, the retractable roof-topped luxury shopping center financed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is being credited with breathing new life into Salt Lake City.
The New York Times
June 6, 2013, 12pm PDT
It's remote, it's small, and it's situated in a decidedly red state. So why in the world does Salt Lake City lead the U.S. in per-capita transit spending? Angie Schmitt explains the city's unlikely story.
DC.Streetsblog
May 15, 2013, 2pm PDT
Can successful places be driven by key metrics in the same way Billy Beane assembled the 2002 Oakland As? Guest Shaker Michael Hathorne proposes a little Moneyball for cities.
PlaceShakers
Feature
May 14, 2013, 4pm PDT
Crowdsourcing is a great tool for locating potholes and taking surveys – but can it inspire an underdeveloped neighborhood to come together as a community? A developer in Salt Lake City is motivating residents to use DIY techniques in placemaking.
Tim Halbur
February 25, 2013, 12pm PST
For a state that prides itself on being a nature lovers' paradise, a growing struggle with hazardous air pollution threatens Utah's very identity. Dan Frosch examines the factors contributing to the epidemic, and some of the proposed solutions.
The New York Times
July 11, 2012, 11am PDT
For those seeking to diversify metropolitan mode shares, good news can be found in a report just published by the Brookings Institution: most urban jobs are near transit. Unfortunately, employees, for the most part, are not, reports Conor Dougherty.
The Wall Street Journal
May 21, 2012, 2pm PDT
Matt Brian explores the incredible lengths retail property owners and local authorities are going to lure Apple Stores to their areas.
The Next Web
Feature
February 14, 2012, 2pm PST
With new research in hand, Fanis Grammenos revisits his analysis of the efficiency of the Simple Grid, and asks what, in fact, should be the preferred layout for a new neighbourhood.
Fanis Grammenos
August 4, 2011, 9am PDT
New TRAX light rail lines in Salt Lake City opened a year early and 20% under budget.
The Salt Lake Tribune
June 17, 2011, 11am PDT
As federal transportation funding grows increasingly uncertain, cities across the country are trying new approaches to generate funds for their planned streetcar projects.
Urban Land
March 20, 2011, 5am PDT
Salt Lake City is aggressively expanding its light rail network thanks to a voter approved tax increase. This post wonders whether the city could follow mimic a proposed plan in Los Angeles to speed up the use of those taxes.
The Source
March 1, 2011, 10am PST
Long a majority-white city, Salt Lake City is gradually becoming more diverse.
USA Today
February 17, 2011, 11am PST
Salt Lake City, Utah has rapidly expanded its public transit system. In this Q&A, Mayor Ralph Becker talks about making those investments and how well they have worked.
U.S. News And World Report
January 19, 2011, 5am PST
An art competition in Salt Lake City has resulted in a new installation to be built in one of the city's vacant lots.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 6, 2011, 9am PST
In his annual state-of-the-city speech, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker highlighted what he sees as his most important accomplishment: a streetcar.
Deseret News
August 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
This post from <em>Citiwire</em> looks at Salt Lake City and the state of Utah as home to some of the most active and progressive planning practitioners.
Citiwire
May 9, 2010, 9am PDT
The Yalecrest neighborhood of Salt Lake City has been designated an historic district, and local property owners are up in arms over what they see as a taking of property rights.
The Deseret News
December 1, 2009, 1pm PST
Ten years after its opening, over a million Utahns now hop aboard the SLC-area light rail each month.
Salt Lake Tribune
October 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Transit oriented development is having a hard time taking hold in Salt Lake City. Some say the parking preferences of lenders are to blame.
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City Creek Center will be the largest mixed-use project in Salt Lake City.
The New York Times