Volume 2

Community Matters Volume 2

Volume 2, Issue 1Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2008

  • North Central Regional Community Resources and Economic Development Planning Roundtable held at Town/Craft Center in February
  • Economic impact of industrial activity is topic for Dave Swenson at conference at ISU Design West in Sioux City
  • Online program offers master's degree in community development
  • Tri-State Green Spaces Conference brings together ISU specialists in Sioux City
  • Interactive geographic information systems allow public to participate in community planning
  • City of Jefferson uses GIS survey as a tool to solve problems with city water and sewer quality
  • Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll tracks views of Iowans on bioeconomy and quality of life issues
  • ISU Design West center featured in Siouxland Magazine
  • Director of Center for Transportation Research and Education looks at Iowa's road system and the need for repairs, replacements and maintenance
  • Program specialist joins Regional Capacity Analysis Program (ReCAP)
  • Communities selected for Iowa's Living Roadways 2008 Visioning Program
  • A look back: Sir Eino Kainlauri, professor of architecture whose outreach efforts spanned nine time zones

Volume 2, Issue 2Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 2008

  • Mount Pleasant PLACE Project is Turning a Downtown Visualization Exercise into a Reality
  • Geospatial Survey Technology Enhances Participation in Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program
  • High-Tech Land-Use Planning is a Benefit of Community Viz Software Used by Institute for Design Research and Outreach
  • Study Demonstrates Value of Natural Resources to Economic Development
  • Horizons Program Focuses on Reducing Poverty in Rural Iowa Communities
  • Extension Programs Benefit from Involvement of ISU Students
  • Design West Studios Expose Students to the Elements of Design and Planning in Sioux City
  • Town/Craft Roundtables Address Key Community Development Issues. Recent topics include Biofuels and Elder-Friendly Design
  • Quality Workforce Housing Essential to Economic Development
  • Housing Expert Joines Extension Community and Economic Development Staff
  • 'Number Guy' Will Goudy Set the Standard for Accessible Census Data

Volume 2, Issue 3Volume 2, Issue 3, Fall 2008

  • Community and economic development programming from ISU Extension assists communities in disaster recovery
  • Study examines the decline of grocery stores in Iowa’s smallest communities
  • Student-operated statistical service reaches out to Iowa Communities
  • Take Charge Web site provides tools for communities to find economic development data
  • Iowa’s Living Roadways community visioning program makes route come alive for 2008 RAGBRAI riders
  • ISU Extension specialists facilitate retreat for directors of the Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center
  • Geographic Information Systems study examines performance of students in Iowa and Illinois school districts
  • Value added agriculture programs helps Iowans retain more of their food dollar
  • Norm Riggs looks back on a 31-year career with ISU Extension


Volume 2, Issue 4Volume 2, Issue 4, Winter 2008

  • A revisit to a planning studio project in downtown Red Oak shows lasting benefits 12 years later
  • Recommendations help communities become elder-friendly to attract and keep older residents
  • Diane Van Wyngarden is named Individual Friend of Tourism by the Iowa Tourism Office and Iowa Department of Economic Development
  • Planning and Sustaining Community Landscapes is topic for tri-state conference in Sioux City
  • Iowa State University’s Design West center in Sioux City is the 2008 recipient of the American Institute of Architects Iowa Honor Award for Design
  • Success of West Liberty Foods founded in partnership between ISU Extension and West Liberty Economic Area Development
  • Students compete to design affordable housing for flood-damaged communities
  • Multicultural Community Planning Project in Perry draws on ISU student resources
  • Web-based mapping tool assists Iowa schools with Safe Routes to School program
  • Election official training conducted by ISU Extension helps 2008 voting go smoothly
  • Community Development – Data Information and Analysis Laboratory provides ISU Extension support to communities in all 99 Iowa counties