Experts will discuss relationship between conservative ideology and development of affordable housing in Utah

Utah Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism will host a discussion among leading conservative thinkers on the ideological and regulatory obstacles and opportunities associated with achieving greater housing choices – affordability, type and mix – in a red state.  

Recent reports indicate a shortage of 43,000 affordable housing units in Utah. Are Utah’s predominantly conservative values contributing to the shortage or are they the foundation for a solution?


Monday, June 26, 2017

4:00 to 5:30 PM

Reception to follow


Salt Lake City Main Public Library, Nancy Tessman Auditorium

210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Free event but seating is limited. Registration Link

Featured Panelists

Jonathan Coppage, Visiting Senior Fellow, R-Street Institute, Studying and writing about regulatory obstacles to developing walkable neighborhood development patterns, Washington DC. Link:

Derek Monson, Director of Public Policy, The Sutherland Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah. Link:

Heath Hansen, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Mike Lee, former Policy Adviser, U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee and former Research Assistant at The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC. Link:

The discussion will be moderated by former CNU Utah Board Member, Dina Blaes

For more information about Congress for New Urbanism, Utah Chapter , click here.