“Storytelling through Data” Event: “Downtown Salt Lake City: The Next Chapter”

//“Storytelling through Data” Event: “Downtown Salt Lake City: The Next Chapter”
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The Salt Lake Tribune and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announce the next “Storytelling through Data” event, a co-sponsored series of conversations that focus on data-grounded, solutions-oriented dialogue critical to quality of life in Utah.

Downtown Salt Lake City serves as the foremost center for sports, entertainment, culture, and education in the Mountain West. Demographic and economic data show the city’s population growing, with new construction taking the urban center’s skyline to new heights. In the next few years, Utah’s capital faces an inspiring opportunity to potentially welcome thousands of new residents, a professional sports franchise, a second Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and the related entertainment and cultural offerings.

These opportunities do not come without challenges. Social, economic, and environmental issues remain that must be addressed if downtown Salt Lake City is to continue to buck the trend of urban decline and instead serve as an example of what is possible for city centers across the nation.

Join city leaders and decision-makers for an in-depth discussion on the positive economic and demographic indicators that are driving Utah’s capital city’s success, as well as the challenges to be addressed by our leaders as the next chapter for downtown Salt Lake City begins.

The conversation will be moderated by Gardner Institute director Natalie Gochnour. Media are invited to attend and ask questions.

Please RSVP to gardnerinstitute@eccles.utah.edu by November 28 as space is limited.


Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall

Dee Brewer, Executive Director, Downtown Alliance

Tony Semerad, News Reporter, Salt Lake Tribune