I had the great honor of being interviewed by the wonderful people who run 99% Invisible, an immensely successful radio show on architecture and design. I provided some historical background for Joseph Smith’s (and later Brigham Young’s) plat of Zion. Originally conceived in the early 1830s for Missouri, parts of it were realized once the Mormons reached Utah in the late 1840s.
You can listen to the 20-minute episode, as well as read more details, here.
And if you want a deep dive into Joseph Smith’s urban vision, you can download my article on the topic.