Envision Blog

Do you know what your SMOG rating is?

17 April 2014
DAQ Explains Smog Rating Information Fact Sheet Will Help Consumers Identify Cleaner Options The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is encouraging consumers to consider cleaner cars when they purchase their next vehicle. Along the Wasatch Front, vehicles contribute over half of the emissions that form PM2.5. Choosing a cleaner car can help reduce these emissions and improve air quality. Consumers wishing to reduce their emissions should ask the following questions when purchasing a car: What are the cleanest vehicles available at the dealership? What are the cleanest vehicles available for a given vehicle type (compact, midsize, SUV)? How can I identify a vehicle's Smog Rating? DAQ has put together the following information to help consumers answer these questions. CLICK HERE to read more from DAQ.

A Snapshot of 2050 | Utah Population | Utah Foundation

17 April 2014
The Utah Foundation has a great new report on the expected growth in Utah through 2050 which fits nicely with our Your Utah | Your Future initiative. CLICK HERE to find the report on the Utah Foundation's website.

What should Utah change by 2050?

26 March 2014
  Your Utah, Your Future » Planning initiative will seek broad participation from Utahns. The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Mar 25 2014 04:22 pm • Last Updated Mar 25 2014 10:52 pm By 2050, Utah will be home to 2.5 million more residents — who will need jobs, education, roads and transit and affordable housing. They’ll add to the demand for clean water, clean air and the state’s recreation areas. To develop strategies to manage and thrive in a more crowded future, eight task forces convened byEnvision Utah are getting underway and will be reaching out to Utahns for ideas and feedback as part of the "Your Utah, Your Future" campaign. Click here to read more.  

Envision Utah outlines effort to prep for growth

26 March 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Before turning their attention Tuesday to preparing for the state's population to nearly double in size by 2050, members of Gov. Gary Herbert's "Your Utah, Your Future" committee indulged in a little nostalgia. Now, the group is leading the latest effort to deal with the impact the 2.5 million new Utahns expected in the state by 2050 will have on air quality, water, energy, lands, economic development, education, transportation and housing. Click here to read more.

Big Kids, LIttle City Episode 5 : Land Use

14 February 2014
There are many ways that communities use their land. Find out what kids think the most common types of land use are and how Cream Soda might fit into the story.
Click here to view on our YouTube channel.   Make sure you sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page so you can be the first to find out when we've released the next in our Big Kids, Little City series. To find out more about land use issues here in Utah and what role Envision Utah has throughout the state, please visit our Transportation & Communities page or our Housing & Cost of Living page.  

"The Air We Breathe" Film Screening

03 February 2014
Click here to view the event page.   The Air We Breathe For some Utahns, inversion season is simply annoying. It means fewer outdoor exercise days, eye-and-throat irritation and a less-than-picturesque view. For others, though, the cloud of pollution that clings to the valley floor is a serious threat that exacerbates existing health problems and makes Salt Lake City virtually unlivable in the winter months.   length:00:26:46   Television Air Dates: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:00pm on KUED 7.1 Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm on KUED 7.1 Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:00pm on KUED 7.1 Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:00pm on The World 7.2 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:00am on KUED 7.1 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:00pm on The World 7.2 Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:00pm on The World 7.2