This month Envision Utah CEO Robert Grow traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the "Leader for a Livable, Equitable, and Sustainable America" award from Partners for Livable Communities. The award is a national recognition of Robert's work with Envision Utah and the process he helped pioneer nearly two decades ago. Since then, Robert has consulted, coached, and taught communities in more than 80 major metropolitan areas of the U.S., helping them follow Envision Utah's process for values-based visioning.
Here in Utah, that process has led to a dramatic expansion of Utah’s public transportation system, reductions in per capita water use, reduced air pollution, and community design that is more convenient for families and minimizes the loss of farmland. Most importantly, the state and communities throughout Utah have created visions for what the future should look like, including specific, collaborative strategies to realize that vision. Envision Utah’s efforts are making a big impact, and people are looking to Utah to see what we're doing right.
Congratulations Robert, and thank you to everyone who makes the Envision Utah process possible!