Volume 4

Community Matters Volume 4

Volume 4, Issue 1Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 2010

  • Flood of activity in Elkader and along Turkey River creates a statewide impact
  • Municipal Professionals Institute and Academy coming up in July
  • Fairfield residents learn to go green in their own backyards
  • Le Mars looks to ISU design students for ideas for a park plan
  • PLaCE program acts as a catalyst for community revitalization in Le Claire
  • Despite tough times, Latino businesses in Iowa continue to thrive
  • Living local is the theme of exhibits at the Town/Craft gallery
  • ISU Extension and Indian Hills Community College team up to teach the basics of starting and building a business
  • ISU Exploritas program will offer a Missouri River and Loess Hills tour in fall 2010
  • Assessment report examines housing need indicators related to population growth, housing unit supply and housing value
  • Stuart Huntington remembers his years on the road for Extension offering community economic development assistance

Volume 4, Issue 2Volume 4, Issue 2, Summer 2010

  • Community and regional planning studio links Extension and education
  • Keith Knapp joins the Institute of Transportation as LTAP director
  • ISU Design West Studio wins NEA Grant to expand affordable programming
  • Sioux City high school students learn by design at ISU Design West
  • Eight Iowa towns will be part of ISU post-flood housing assessment
  • Ackley's Prairie Bridges Park board creates a destination from the ground up
  • Extension specialists study factors driving ethanol plant site selection
  • Sustainability on display in Fairfield at All Things Italian Festival
  • Ron Powers reflects on 30 years of innovation in community development in Iowa


Volume 4, Issue 3Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 2010

  • Corning is site of 'groundbreaking' sustainable and affordable housing
  • Community visioning program application deadline extended until December 10, 2010
  • CIRAS program manager helps Iowa cities and companies connect
  • Extension receives grant to educate Iowans on flood mitigation
  • Design West wins national award of excellence in partnership development
  • Extension specialists target hot-button issues at Iowa League of Cities conference
  • Extension and Iowa League of Cities offer budget workshops
  • Extension helps launch Iowa Kids University in Wapello and Mahaska Counties
  • Extension needs assessment: giving the people what they want
  • Loan program helps small businesses create and retain jobs in Iowa
  • Chris Seeger uses geospatial technology to engage the public

Volume 4, Issue 4Volume 4, Issue 4, Spring 2011

  • Extension shows Latino entrepreneurs silver lining in economic cloud
  • Urban forestry survey shows that Iowans want more trees in their communities
  • Planning and zoning workshops for local officials are under way
  • New app available to access Extension Program Builder on the go
  • Landscape architecture studio helps Lake Delhi-area reidents explore alternative futures
  • Citizen engagement process helps Hawarden identify community vision
  • Healthy choices are easy choices in northeast Iowa thanks to the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative
  • The City of Fairfield announces record-breaking recycling results
  • ISU Extension community development work showcased at a national Extension professionals conference