Can Utah County Choose to Grow Sustainably?

Wasatch Mountains. Photo by Brandon Green on Unsplash

Last week the Deseret News ran a contributed opinion piece by Andrew Skabelund^[Who was a friend and classmate of mine way back at Wasatch Elementary School!] in which he argued that the rapid development of Silicon Slopes in north Utah County comes at the cost of Utah County’s value as agricultural land. I think the choice isn’t an either-or proposition, if we can develop sustainably. See my response at the Deseret News.

Greg Macfarlane
Greg Macfarlane
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

My research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter.