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Utah County, ‘ring counties’ surpass Salt Lake in population growth | Deseret News

Utah County, ‘ring counties’ surpass Salt Lake in population growth | Deseret News

Reid Ewing, chairman of the city and metropolitan planning department at the University of Utah, said policymakers need to be careful about how they develop Utah County and other fast-growing areas. Among other things, urban sprawl has been linked to more traffic, more air pollution, as well as poorer economic mobility. That’s because urban sprawl tends to create jobs that are out of reach for low-income residents who live in city centers and do not have transportation to the suburbs, he said. Daybreak is an example of a well-planned development that minimizes sprawl with well-connected streets and shopping centers mixed with residential subdivisions, Ewing said.”Even if we’re developing in south Utah County, we don’t have to develop in a sprawling way,” Ewing said. “We can develop in a more compact way. I’m not saying high density, but higher density.”

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