Choices for
the Future

The following scenarios were created by the Disaster Resilience Action Team to represent possible outcomes for Utah’s disaster resilience in 2050. The scenarios differed in how many unreinforced brick buildings are retrofitted, when/if Utah implements stronger building codes for new buildings, the extent to which infrastructure is upgraded, and how much development takes place in hazardous areas. The scenarios were presented to the public as part of the Your Utah, Your Future Survey in the spring of 2015.

The scenarios were titled Allosaurus, Bonneville Trout, Seagull, Quaking Aspen, and Sego Lily (the state fossil, fish, bird, tree, and flower):