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.
May 15, 2013 PlaceShakers
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. Exclusive
May 14, 2013 By
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.
Feb 25, 2013 The New York Times
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.
Jul 11, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Matt Brian explores the incredible lengths retail property owners and local authorities are going to lure Apple Stores to their areas.
May 21, 2012 The Next Web
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. Exclusive
Feb 14, 2012 By
New TRAX light rail lines in Salt Lake City opened a year early and 20% under budget.
Aug 4, 2011 The Salt Lake Tribune
As federal transportation funding grows increasingly uncertain, cities across the country are trying new approaches to generate funds for their planned streetcar projects.
Jun 17, 2011 Urban Land
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.
Mar 20, 2011 The Source
Long a majority-white city, Salt Lake City is gradually becoming more diverse.
Mar 1, 2011 USA Today