January 13, 2009, 1pm PST
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is talking about reforming the city's longstanding restrictions on alcohol. Writer Luke Garrett puts in his pitch for relaxed zoning to allow an old-fashioned pub in his neighborhood.
December 22, 2008, 5am PST
Detroit's population is rapidly declining, but the answer to revitalizing the city may lie in part in urban farming.
October 10, 2008, 12pm PDT
A battle is brewing in Utah over a Senate bill that banned voters from overturning land use decisions, and the power plant that is the first significant land use to be impacted by the law.
October 10, 2008, 10am PDT
As many as 65% of foster care kids in Utah end up homeless and on the streets. A youth commission in Salt Lake County is proposing a new sort of housing project to help young adults as they age out of the foster care system.
September 28, 2008, 7am PDT
Midvale used to be the heart of Utah's mining industry. After an economic slump, downtown Midvale has come back thanks to small businesses and a new influx of immigrants.
July 30, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A new study by the University of Utah shows that people who live in walkable neighborhoods are more likely to be leaner than those who live in auto-oriented areas.</p>
June 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>"Mixed-use"? "transit-oriented development"? Development in Farmington, Utah hits a wall while the planning commission debates definitions.</p>
May 5, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Suburban Salt Lake cities are squabbling over who should host a possible station for the area's new commuter rail system. The city seen as the best choice doesn't want a station, while another city is doing all it can to lure the system.</p>
April 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The controversial plan, which critics fear will hurt street life, gets the go ahead from the city council.</p>
April 8, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The University of Utah wants to transform an eight acre parking lot near its stadium light rail station into shops, offices and condos.</p>
April 4, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Local Salt Lake City developer enlists Adam Kalkin, container architecture expert, to design the nation's first mid-rise shipping container condo project.</p>
March 26, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>In Salt Lake City, advocates for bus riders have asked the state attorney general to investigate whether the Utah Transit Authority has skewed its ridership figures to gain public support for major investments, which they say is a misuse of funding.</p>
March 24, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The economic slowdown has caused a slowdown in growth, even in the Salt Lake City area -- recently one of the nation's fastest growing regions. This editorial calls on officials to use the slowdown as a chance to reconsider the area's growth pattern.</p>
March 7, 2008, 6am PST
<p>New Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has followed through on campaign promises to begin an overhaul of the city's planning department, handing out a series of firings in an effort to revitalize and streamline the city's planning process.</p>
January 24, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The Salt Lake City Planning Commission has approved a controversial plan to build a sky bridge for pedestrians as part of a new mixed use development.</p>
January 22, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Controversial plans to include an elevated enclosed pedestrian bridge as part of a major development in downtown Salt Lake City will face a vote before the city's planning commission this week. The vote, however, is not expected to be the final word.</p>
January 4, 2008, 9am PST
<p>In suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, plans are underway to replace an old strip mall with a mixed use, transit oriented development.</p>
December 25, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Strong job growth and a lack of multi-family housing are pushing rents up and squeezing low-income households.</p>
November 16, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Growth in the Western Salt Lake Valley is creating a need for better mobility. Plans are bubbling for an eight-lane freeway, and while many residents support the plan, others are calling on officials to consider transit options more seriously.</p>
October 7, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Responding to pressure from neighborhood residents and a poor grade from a government audit, the city's planning department will be reorganized to ensure proper procedures are followed.</p>