This represents some of the media coverage that our Wasatch Choice 2050 effort has received:
- Politico - How Mormon principles and grassroots ideals saved Utah
- ABC4 - South Salt Lake has a clear vision for the future: Walkable neighborhoods
- Fox 13 - State leaders plan for future growth
- Deseret News - Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front
- Salt Lake Tribune - With self-driving cars, Uber and more, traditional transportation planning 'just falls apart'
- Utah Pulse - Why Transportation Planners are Tearing Their Hair Out
- Salt Lake Tribune – If you think big family homes with grassy yards in the suburbs is quintessential Utah, think again.
- Deseret News – HUD secretary: Salt Lake is driving a change across America
- The Salt Lake Tribune – Housing secretary praises Utah growth vision
- KSL – Wasatch Choice for 2040 (June 12)
- KSL – HUD secretary attends Wasatch Choice 2040 kick-off
- Daily Herald – Want to know Utah Valley’s future? Take a look at a flurry of regional planning efforts (editorial)
- Davis Clipper – Davis Joins in Regional Planning
- Davis Clipper: Envision Utah Focusing On Rail Stations For Growth
- Andrew Gruber’s (Wasatch Front Regional Council) presentation to the University of Utah Law students on the Wasatch Choice for 2040.
- The KSL news exclusive on the Wasatch Choice for 2040.
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Research & Case Studies
Completed in March 2011, the American Community Preference Survey revealed that Americans would like to live in walkable communities within a short commute to their job, so long as privacy and the ability to have a single family home are retained. The survey also found that the economy has a substantial impact on attitudes towards housing, and that Americans value community characteristics over the size of a home.
In 2007, Envision Utah commissioned a study to identify Utahns’ values and priorities relating to growth and quality of life.
During the Wasatch Choices for 2040 visioning process in 2005, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Mountainland Association of Governments, and Envision Utah developed a regional housing demand analysis to document market conditions and forecast demand for residential housing.