housing & cost of living Scenarios:
Choices for
the Future

The following scenarios were drafted by the Housing and Cost of Living Action Team to represent possible outcomes for Utah’s housing in 2050. The scenarios differed in the variety and types of housing in communities; people’s proximity to public transportation, amenities, and services; where growth occurs; how close the housing built matches what Utahns are projected to want and afford; and the extent to which a pattern of mixed-use centers is created. 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):