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 Iowa Retail Summit

Deborah Tootle, extension specialist and professor of sociology, presents "Making Space for Local Patronage" at the Iowa Retail Summit on June 23.

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.

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Parkersburg streetscape
August 11, 2016 01:45 PM

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 program year. Communities with populations of fewer than 10,000...

June 10, 2016 10:35 AM

The Community and Economic Development (CED) unit of ISUEO has recently released the city level annual fiscal conditions report for the 945 cities in Iowa. 

Anindita Das
June 2, 2016 06:12 PM

Anindita Das recently began a job as a refugee community plan coordinator in partnership with the Refugee Community Planning Group. In that role, she’ll...

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April 13, 2016 04:33 PM

CED specialist Glennda Bivens tells how providing opportunities for...

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