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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Iowa's Living Roadways Logo
September 12, 2014 09:40 AM

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2014 program until Friday, October 24. Eligible communities are those with...

IARC logo
August 4, 2014 01:31 PM

The Iowa Association of Regional Councils (IARC) has been selected as one of the 2014 Innovation Award recipients from the National Association of Development Organizations because of the...

The High Trestle Trail
April 9, 2014 12:32 PM

The Bike Trail Tourism Conference - Getting More Out of Your Trail is an event that will provide ideas and strategies on how a community can enhance their economic benefit from a recreation trail...

Group traveling down the Mississippi River
March 26, 2014 10:15 AM

The national Road Scholar program has named ISU Extension CED's program as the "Top Road Scholar Program in North America" from among 368 colleges and universities in North America...

Mapleton Westside District Plan
January 6, 2014 01:50 PM

Registration for the 2014 Introduction to Planning and Zoning workshops is now open. Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials is a three-hour workshop designed to introduce the...

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