VODA Blog

  • Housing investment is a vital component to continued growth for any community. In recent years, interest in more urban and concentrated housing options, in more walkable areas, has grown across the country, including in the Salt Lake City metro area. This interest is driven by demand for housing ...

  • 20 March 2020

    "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
    Chinese Proverb

    Trees perform a lot of functions. They beautify a landscape. They provide shade. They convert carbon ...

  • 20 May 2011

    On May 11, 2011 VODA took part in the much anticipated groundbreaking for Frog Bench Farms, a new urban farm project on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley.  Already a year in planning, this ...

  • 20 March 2011

    VODA's been working recently with a grassroots group of citizens determined to turn a community eyesore into a community asset.  With a highly visible corner of Sugar House occupied by long-unused ...