Archive for July, 2009

The Impact of Local Supporters on Smart Growth Policy Adoption

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

 

Although interest in smart growth is a national phenomenon with prominent advocates, to be successful, its goals must be advanced by supporters at the local levels. Read The Impact of Local Supporters on Smart Growth Policy Adoption to learn more about smart growth as it relates to activism at the local level.

 

BEBR releases Utah’s Homebuilding Industry, Part I

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Utah’s residential construction contraction in 2008 was the most severe on record. The result of Utah’s housing bubble collapse is the loss of $20 billion in residential real estate wealth, elimination of over 18,000 construction jobs, and forced several hundred homebuilders out of business. Read Utah’s Homebuilding Industry, Part I to see the comparative performance of Utah to other states and the nation and review detailed local homebuilding activity, past and present.