Public policy challenges have a tendency to be somewhat overwhelming. People often don’t agree about the nature of the problem or what, if anything, should be done to address it. Even where there is agreement that there is a problem and it should be addressed, often public policy challenges—such as what to do about traffic congestion in Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons, regional air-quality issues, or wildfire risk—are so complex that solutions seem elusive. Understandably, this can lead to significant conflict, apathy, and/or simply a lack of meaningful action.
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