Envision Utah awarded APA Outstanding Achievement Award

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Envision Utah is honored to have received the Outstanding Achievement Award by the American Planning Association's Utah Chapter for Utah's vision in the Your Utah, Your Future campaign. The award will be presented at the APA Utah Conference on October 6th.

Our state’s population has doubled in the last thirty years, and we’re projected to add another 2.5 million people by 2050. We all love our high quality of life, our beautiful natural surroundings, and our strong economy. To protect those things that we value about living here, we need to establish a vision together for our Utah.

How we grow matters. Will we have clean air to breathe? Enough water for our needs? Transportation choices that promote a high quality of life? An affordable cost of living, with good housing options for everyone? Open space, including natural lands, agriculture, and recreational options? Quality jobs for all of us? An educated population? Affordable energy supplies that don't damage our air and environment? The answers to all of these questions depend on the choices we make.

We were able to get over 50,000 Utahns to weigh in on these issues, and together we were able to create a vision for the future of Utah. There are four cornerstones of achieving this vision: 

  1. A network of quality communities
  2. Homes, buildings, landscaping, and cars built for the future
  3. A thriving rural Utah
  4. People prepared for the future

You can learn more about Your Utah, Your Future here.