Topic: Urban Planning

Don’t Get Me Started: This is your brain on bad science

Salt Lake City to be test dummy for 5G-and-beyond technology. The next, next big thing in telecommunications will be prototyped in Salt Lake City over the next five years. With fun …

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The Artful Dam

The Draw at Sugar House is heavily engineered to halt the progress of a major flood. It also tells a story of Utah’s past, and offers pleasure for those who visit it. This is an im …

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Youth Action: Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability

The University of Utah’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. About 150,000 honey bees living in a dozen hives call the University of Utah home. You’ll find them in the rooftop gard …

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A Banner Year for Air Quality Bills

Not all was won; but many steps were taken in the direction toward cleaner air for all Utahns. During the 2018 Legislative Session, I was closely watching proposed “clean air legis …

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Water conservation strategies from the Utah Rivers Council

Utah Rivers Council (URC) has initiated a new water conservation campaign for Utah called 40 by 30—the goal is to reduce daily water consumption per person 40% by 2030. Water conse …

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West Davis Corridor impacts expand

It seems inevitable that the environmental footprint of the West Davis Corridor freeway has already increased before any of the new freeway has even been built. In August, the Utah …

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Promentory Point landfill

Promontory Point, a remote and unspoiled place on the shore of Great Salt Lake previously famous for being the meeting of the transcontinental railroad, is about to become a garbag …

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West Davis Corridor comments due August 31

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Davis Corridor, 19 miles of new freeway that slices through human comm …

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Utah 50-year water strategy

One reason that the Audubon society is concerned about Utah water is that existing state water plans could spell catastrophe for migrating shorebirds. Envision Utah has released a …

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Seven Canyons Trust to daylight creeks

The Seven Canyons Trust and Salt Lake City have raised $1.2 million to restore a 6-acre open space in the Glendale neighborhood where Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek and Parley’s …

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White Mesa Uranium Mill

Given the grief caused to Utah by uranium mining in the past, it is surprising that the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands submitted comments to Trump’s Monument R …

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Utah Foundation to coal communities: Diversify

Utah Foundation to coal communities: Diversify President Trump says he will bring back coal, but a series of three reports on Utah’s coal counties from the Utah Foundation says tha …

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Neighborhood cleanup: Be a tidy dumper

The annual SLC Neighborhood Cleanup Program for oversize items is back. Collection runs through October. Not everything is appropriate for pickup. Remember these guidelines: If it …

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Merry-go-round

Last September, Lindsey Garden’s playground, in the historic Avenues, lost the city’s last merry-go-round, a piece of beloved equipment that had been in use in the park for over 50 …

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Utah Rivers Council exposes secret water data

The Utah Rivers Council (URC) won a major victory, forcing the Utah Division of Water Resources to explain why the agency has been keeping data about Utah water use a secret. A 201 …

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