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Bob Farrington, urban planner who championed Salt Lake City’s downtown, dies – The Salt Lake Tribune

Bob Farrington, urban planner who championed Salt Lake City’s downtown, dies – The Salt Lake Tribune

“Bob Farrington, a leading light in the planning field locally, an adjunct professor with us, and a friend to many of us, died today. He was just a wonderful guy. I personally was better for the contact with him. CMP (The City & Metropolitan Planning) will carry on for him by awarding a scholarship in his name henceforth.”
-Reid Ewing, Chair, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, The University of Utah; April 9, 2018

Robert F. Farrington Jr., a nationally known urban and community planner whose decades of public and private sector work in Salt Lake City helped transform the city’s business life and downtown heart, died Monday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 66.

Source: Bob Farrington, urban planner who championed Salt Lake City’s downtown, dies – The Salt Lake Tribune

To contribute to the scholarship fund in honor of Bob Farrington, please send a check payable to the “University of Utah City & Metropolitan Planning Department” to 375 South 1530 East, Suite 235 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.