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When is it safe to build on a hillside?

Though no one was injured in Tuesday's landslide in North Salt Lake, the collapse of the mountainside renews questions about the stability of foothill development.

On Wednesday at 12:15, Utah Geological Survey geologist Jessica Castleton, University of Utah geologist Jeff Moore and American Planning Association's hazard expert James Schwab join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the factors that can trigger landslides and engineering standards that can mitigate catastrophe.

Watch this online video chat at You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059.

Twitter: @jnpearce