Urban planners take a few lessons from Brigham Young and Joseph Smith

by | May 30, 2013

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When Brigham Young uttered the now famous phrase, “This is the right place,” he may not have known how prophetic his words would be for some urban planners in the year 2013.

Speaking to an audience of about 50 people at the Grand America Hotel during a breakout session at the Congress for the New Urbanism conference, historian Craig Galli explained that Brigham Young and LDS Church founder Joseph Smith's city designs helped make the layout of Salt Lake City a model for urban planners decades into the future.

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