Smart growth is a start. But it’s not enough.

May 4th, 2012

If we want to win hearts as well as minds, we need to start paying much more attention to placemaking, to the quality of what we advocate. Read the article by Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns

Vision Dixie: Process more than a mirage in the desert

January 10th, 2012

When Washington County residents and local government leaders met in late 2006 to begin hammering out an agreement on how the region should develop during the next 30 years, there emerged a plan…read Vision Dixie – Process more than a mirage in the desert

Vision Dixie: Can the process thrive?

January 10th, 2012

It’s been more than four years since Vision Dixie’s highly publicized creation, but the Great Recession, plummeting growth and…read  Vision Dixie – Can the Process Thrive?

Northern Utah effort served as blueprint

January 10th, 2012

Serving as an eventual outline for Washington County’s Vison Dixie growth stratgy, a long-term plan created more than a decade ago continues to shape communities in Northern Utah. Read the Spectrum article Northern Utah Effort Served as a Blueprint

Housing cap violates California law

June 2nd, 2010

In March, a superior court judge issued an opinion that requires Pleasanton, California, to stop implementing Measure GG, the housing cap provision…read more.

The Rest of the Sustainability Story

June 2nd, 2010

Click here to read the interesting Viewpoint from the May/June 2010 Planning magazine.

The Supermarket as a Neighborhood Building Block

March 25th, 2010

By Mark Hinshaw, FAICP, and Brian Vanneman: Planning magazine, March 2010

Taking It to the Street

March 25th, 2010

What a group of consultants learned from unpaid field trips around the South. Read the article

U of U Dean Reviews Vision Dixie Process

March 22nd, 2010
Brenda Case Scheer, Dean of the University of Utah’s College of Architecture + Planning recently presented an informative lecture to the Southern Utah Alumni Chapter titled “What Are We Doing Right? Facing the Challenges of Growth in Southern Utah.” Read more

Housing Policy, Moving Beyond the Crisis

November 23rd, 2009

The economic meltdown of the past four years has clearly placed housing policy and homeownership in the spotlight. Read more about how changes in housing policy will enable us to move  beyond the current housing crisis.  Housing Policy, Moving Beyond the Crisis