Utah

May 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
In another milestone demonstrating the coloring of America, the Census Bureau reported this week that 2011 saw 50.4% births of color. In addition to the ethnic make-up of the country, aging data was reported.
USA Today - Census
August 6, 2011, 1pm PDT
Not only is the Utah Transit Authority debuting two new light rail lines at the same time, they were brought in 20% under budget.
The Source
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
July 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
A recent bid to lease the land that houses Spiral Jetty, the iconic piece of landscape art by Robert Smithson, has raised questions about whether art on land can be owned and where the line between the two should lie.
Reuters
July 5, 2011, 10am PDT
Dennis Hincamp says Logan, Utah, where he lives, has an identity crisis when it comes to development, swinging wildly between pro-growth to NIMBY. He sees this as indicative of the relative youth of many cities in the American West.
The Salt Lake Tribune
April 25, 2011, 10am PDT
A community in Salt Lake City is pooling their cash to purchase an empty lot owned by the LDS (Mormon) Church for a much-needed park. They hope to give the land to the city to maintain, but the church and state may not be on board with the plan.
The Salt Lake Tribune
April 13, 2011, 8am PDT
Two transit-oriented developments in Salt Lake City have struggled to attract tenants. Critics say this is evidence that the whole idea of TOD is wrong, while supporters say they're just getting started.
Deseret News
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, 8am PST
Officials in Ogden, Utah are considering a plan to launch an unmanned blimp to monitor the city from crime at night.
Reuters
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
November 11, 2010, 2pm PST
Kimber Gabryszak is a county planner in Utah. She's also a competitor in the sledding sport of 'skeleton', and could be taking her first steps towards competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
USA Today
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
August 20, 2010, 8am PDT
The Bonneville Salt Flats in Western Utah are where drivers and engineers attempt to break the land speed record -- an activity that has transformed this otherwise unused space into one of the more important sites of modern human history.
Places
July 17, 2010, 7am PDT
The State of Utah sold the development rights to for a new town to SunCor, a developer that had to bail on the project before it was half-completed. Utah bought the ailing, incomplete town from the developer and is hoping their gamble pays off.
Stateline.org
June 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
A pedestrian in Park City, UT followed her downloaded Google map onto a four-lane road sans sidewalks. She was hit by a motorist before reaching the median. Lauren Rosenberg is seeking $100,000 in a federal lawsuit.
The Guardian
May 13, 2010, 12pm PDT
Student Dallas Hanks saw unused land on the sides of highways being landscaped and thought the land could be used more effectively. His ideas have resulted in a project to grow crops for biodiesel on these embankments.
USA Today
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