Local Government

Urban Growth Assessment

Program: As cities continue to expand, it is important to examine patterns of urban growth to determine if they are developing in the most compact and efficient manner. This program will use geographic information systems (GIS) to asses a city’s growth based on seven spatial measures. The result of these spatial analyses will be used to make recommendations for future growth, land use, and zoning, with the goal of protecting farmland, avoiding leap-frog development, and promoting infill development.

Audience: Local government.

Sponsor/Provider: Department of Community and Regional Planning

Estimated Fee: $2,000 to $5,000
Fee is dependent on the scope of the assessment needed.

Location: Statewide. Assessments take place at the city level.

Availability: Immediately.

Delivery Schedule: 2 to 4 months depending on the scope of the assessment needed.


Monica Haddad
515-294-8979
haddad@iastate.edu
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