Your Utah. Your Future.
BUILD YOUR UTAH
Show your support by using the Build Your 2050 Utah web app! You’ll be able to make decisions about how Utah grows and then
watch them come to life. Your choices will be used to develop the 2014 Your Utah Your Future survey. CLICK HERE to play now!
CAN LIFE IN UTAH GET BETTER AS OUR POPULATION GETS BIGGER?
The answer is yes, but only if we work together. Envision Utah is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to exploring the challenges and opportunities of growth in Utah. We bring together citizens from across the state and give them a voice to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthy and neighborly. With the right vision, we can accommodate Utah’s growing economy and increasing population without sacrificing the incredible quality of life that makes Utah great.
YOUR UTAH. YOUR FUTURE.
In 1997 Envision Utah hosted a historic series of workshops and surveys that ended up laying the groundwork for actions including TRAX, Frontrunner, Daybreak, City
Creek, water conservation and more.
With Utah’s population projected to grow by 2.5 million in the next three decades,
Envision Utah is making history again with the Your Utah Your Future project, a statewide
process that invites the public to get involved and decide how Utah will grow.
50,000 VOICES STRONG
Our goal is to make history by involving 50,000 Utah citizens and use the results to create a voice for the future that's strong enough to drive positive action.
Considering one of the most visible
consequences of growth in Utah can
be seen in the air we breathe, how do we clear it up?
How do we improve student performance
and give children the knowledge and skills
they’ll need to compete in a strong economy
As Utah continues to grow, how will
we find new ways to supply enough
energy for everyone at affordable costs?
How can we ensure people at different
stages and with varying incomes can
afford a good quality of life?
With one of the strongest economies
in the country, how do we maintain
a broad spectrum of good jobs?
How do we balance the competing
uses of our natural lands, like recreation,
habitat, and energy production?
How can we make sure Utahns
and our many visitors always
have access to amazing places to play?
How do we preserve Utah’s rich
legacy of farming to provide
healthy, locally produced food?
How do we reduce gridlock and
provide well-thought-out communities
that place citizens closer to the things they need?
How will we provide sufficient water
in one of the country’s driest states,
even as our population continues to grow?
How will we make sure our economy
and quality of life stay strong in the weeks,
months and years following a catastrophe?
Three years ago, Envision Utah and its partners throughout the state embarked to learn the best way to handle the state's spectacular growth. We studied what Utahns value most about where they live, and what they want they want for their children and grandchildren. We enlisted the help of hundreds of the state's top experts on eleven separate topic areas:
- Air Quality
- Disaster Resilience
- Housing and Cost of Living
- Jobs and Economy
- Public Lands
- Transportation and Communities
Our experts deliberated the best ways to address these issues for the state, developing a number of strategies and studying their resulting outcomes. These strategies and outcomes were presented to Utahns in the "Your Utah, Your Future" Survey. This survey was taken by a record-shattering 52,845 Utahns, more than any other community visioning project ever undertaken.
Below we have included the results of that survey, organized by topic. They represent not only the painstaking labor of hundreds of the state's brightest policy minds, but more importantly the opinions of 52,845 Utahns on how they want to see their state grow. We'll be releasing these opinions for all eleven of the topic areas studied throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more results data in the weeks to come!
Click the links below for more information.