Community and Economic Development

Participatory Design

The Community Design Lab engages with residents young and old in order to visualize their needs and desires.

ISU LA Students Improve ICIW's Landscape

ISU students Tim Buescher, Jacob Brouillete, and Branden Pentico begin work on employee entrance of the decompression area at the Iowa Women's Correctional Institution.

Fairfield Residents "Dig In"

Fairfield volunteers got down and dirty in honor of Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day by planting more than 100 trees at four schools. 

Community Design Studio

The Landscape Architecture Community Design Studio employs design activism to confront food uncertainty in Des Moines. During a public review of their work, students present DMARC executive director Sarai Schnucker Rice with the donations they collected. 

Latino Entrepreneurship

NBC's TODAY Show interviewed Extension CED assistant director Himar Hernandez in Ottumwa as part of a feature on growing Latino entrepreneurship in America.

Young Iowans Speak

Six ISU College of Design students captured the views and visions of young Iowans and created conceptual drawings, which they merged into a 4' by 8' mural.

IRI Summit

The Iowa Retail Initiative will be hosting a summer summit for local retail and economic leaders. Please look for more information in late April.

2016 IRI Retail-Scapes Studio

Senior and graduate students are working in Jefferson, Iowa, during the 2016 spring semester Retail-Scapes studio. The project is sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

ISU Marshalltown Retail Design Student Proposal

Storefront design proposal for a business in Marshalltown, Iowa, by interior design students Cassie Cook and Ashley Goslar.

ISU Marshalltown Retail Design Student Proposal

Storefront Design proposal in Marshalltown, Iowa, by interior design students Cassie Cook and Ashley Goslar. 

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CED specialist Glennda Bivens provided a guest opinion for the March 21, 2016, issue of Business Record...

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March 17, 2016 08:28 AM

The FY2015 fiscal conditions reports for Iowa's 946 communities are now available from the Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI). These reports give...

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When Glennda Bivens, ISU CED specialist, partnered with SBDC and...

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March 11, 2016 11:04 AM

The Latino families in northwest Iowa now have the opportunity to better prepare their children for higher education.

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