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(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Homes in Daybreak, Kennecott's residential and mixed-use development in South Jordan, are built at higher density, with smaller yards and home designs that allow for innovative clustering and for open spaces throughout its neighborhoods. The Daybreak master plan, based on sustainability and strategies for quality urban growth, emphasizes walkability and reducing reliance on automobiles.
Utah pollution solutions: Is South Jordan’s Daybreak the answer?

The Salt Lake Tribune in the past several months has written plenty about Utah’s seasonal air pollution problem.

That we have a problem is clear. What’s less certain is how to solve it.

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But starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday at sltrib.com, reporter Tony Semerad is laying out one approach to dealing with Utah’s bad air.

South Jordan’s Daybreak development long has been described as a community of the future, and Semerad in a series of online stories and accompanying materials examines how Daybreak addresses the three primary sources of pollution: transportation, housing and other buildings and industry.

Here’s the important part: We want you to weigh in. Can communities such as Daybreak have a measurable impact? Are you willing to adapt your own lifestyle in the way those who live at Daybreak have to help improve Utah’s air?

Read the stories and their supporting documentation. Watch the videos. Check out the photos and tell us what you think.

You can email us at utairquality@sltrib.com.

Semerad hopes to use some of your input in a story for Sunday’s print edition, so please include your name and contact information.

Meanwhile, you can read more about this effort in this column by editor Terry Orme.

All of our pollution-related coverage is available on this Utah air quality topic page.

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