Quality Growth Strategy

Envision Utah's efforts began in 1997 with an unprecedented public process involving 175 public meetings, extensive media coverage and public education, distribution of 600,000 questionnaires, 70,000 work-hours dedicated to technical modeling, and scores of meetings with key decision-makers to help chart the course for future growth. Nearly 20,000 residents participated. The effort resulted in the Quality Growth Strategy (QGS), which is reflected in most local ordinances and is guiding land-use and transportation decisions along the Wasatch Front. Moving forward, Envision Utah intends to launch a new State visioning effort which will incorporate new technologies and address emerging issues such as regional energy use, air quality, water, agriculture and natural lands, changing demographics, and affordability.