Community and Economic Development

Community Visioning Program

The small community of Lisbon was selected to participate in Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2011.

GPS + iPhones = Better data for safer routes and healthier kids

Participants in the I-WALK (Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit) project enter "walkability" data into an iPhone, which is then uploaded to an online digital map.

Mississippi Explorers

Visitors from throughout the country learn about life in Iowa through Road Scholar, an educational tourism program.

Iowa House Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Visitors from throughout the country learn about life in Iowa through Road Scholar, an educational tourism program.

Municipal Professional Institute

Teresa Rotschafer, finance director for the City of Johnston, presents the elements of a city financial system at the 2011 Municipal Professionals Institute.

Special Places Mapping

Chris Riggert, ISU student intern, helps youth identify the special places in Monroe at a special places mapping workshop during the 2011 community visioning process.

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Tim Borich
March 2, 2015 01:58 PM

Timothy O. Borich will be retiring as director of the...

Iowa's Living Roadways Logo
January 7, 2015 09:14 AM

The deadline for communities to apply to the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been extended to Friday, February 27....

December 22, 2014 12:44 PM

In the wake of the recent financial crisis and economic slowdown, understanding their financial condition is more important than ever for Iowa local governments, particularly in rural communities...

October 27, 2014 03:13 PM

I-WALK was developed in 2010 by Christopher Seeger, associate professor and Iowa State University Extension landscape architect, and Bailey Hanson, ISU GIS support specialist and ISUEO and IDPH...

October 16, 2014 02:42 PM

Learn how ISU design students and the Iowa Retail Initiative (link to IRI page: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/IRI)...

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