July 30, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>With the cost of fighting fires having risen dramatically, a recent op-ed suggests that cities and counties reign in sprawl and prevent home construction in forest areas.</p>
July 22, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>For a host of environmental and aesthetic reasons, roof-top vegetation and gardens are catching on -- though there are still many questions about how and when to apply the technique.</p>
April 5, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>In response to the loss of local businesses in some of Salt Lake City's neighborhoods, Mayor Rocky Anderson is proposing a ban on chain stores in neighborhoods valued for their local character and businesses. But support for the ban is sparse.</p>
March 22, 2007, 4pm PDT
<p>A new 40-year plan for downtown Salt Lake was unveiled by the City's Chamber of Commerce.</p>
February 4, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Developers and local officials are optimistic about plans to integrate walkability into a proposed mixed use development in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah.</p>
January 7, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A new rail line set to break ground in Salt Lake City is getting city officials excited about the prospect of increased connectivity and transit oriented development.</p>
November 11, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>An ordinance has been passed in Salt Lake City, Utah, requiring builders of any commercial, condo or apartment buildings to adhere to LEED green building standards if they are funded or financed by the city.</p>
October 5, 2006, 7am PDT
The Mormon Church has unveiled major plans for urban renewal in Salt Lake City, recently presenting its vision for a walkable and mixed-use development complete with housing, commercial uses and public space.
August 8, 2005, 9am PDT
Skywalks, popular in the 1960s as urban renewal projects, represent the worst planning decisions made by some cities.
July 4, 2005, 9am PDT
A program called "Pathways to Housing" has approval from the Bush Administration as a solution to the homeless situation across America.
June 22, 2005, 1pm PDT
Plans to temporarily house over 44,000 tons of nuclear waste at the Skill Valley Reservation in Utah are pushing forward, despite Utah officials' objections.
December 19, 2004, 7am PST
A Salt Lake City ordinance is designed to bring pedestrians back to the city's streets.
September 17, 2004, 10am PDT
Pundits say there may be legal and financial snags with the Utah open-space measure to be voted on in November
September 10, 2004, 10am PDT
The process for long-range land use and transportation planning works with Envision Utah to tie the two together.
September 9, 2004, 5am PDT
Two new rapidly growing Utah towns grow beyond expectations, and beyond service areas.
August 31, 2004, 10am PDT
Historical trends in rainfall may mean cities in the West are living beyond their means. [Link corrected.]
August 29, 2004, 5am PDT
A city adopts ordinance to discourage big-boxe retailers.
August 27, 2004, 2pm PDT
Since the residents of Toole, UT first welcomed Wal-Mart fourteen years ago, the community has changed in many ways.
August 24, 2004, 10am PDT
A popular petition to raise money for preservation of open space in Utah will now likely be on the November ballot, thanks to the Utah Supreme Court
August 20, 2004, 12pm PDT
With population in the Salt Lake metro area expected to grow by an additional 1 million by 2030, build-out of the MPO's 2030 transportation plan is sorely needed.