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ILR Community Visioning Program now accepting applications for 2018 program

August 16, 2017

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process. Only communities located within one mile of a state or federal highway will be selected. Read more about ILR Community Visioning Program now accepting applications for 2018 program

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Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning accepting applications for the 2019 program year

July 19, 2018

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process. Only communities located within one mile of a state or federal highway will be selected. Read more about Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning accepting applications for the 2019 program year

Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program

The Community Visioning Program integrates landscape planning and design with sustainable action to empower community leaders and volunteers in making sound, meaningful decisions about the local landscape. Communities work closely with technical experts from Trees Forever, a private-sector landscape architect, and the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture to create a transportation enhancement plan reflecting the values and identity of the community. Successful completion of the visioning process results in a transportation enhancement plan and implementation strategies that empower communities to build meaningful townscapes, step by step, as resources become available. Read more about Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program

PLACE - Partnering Learning and Community Engagement

PLACE (Partnering Learning And Community Engagement) aims to enhance and promote the quality and character of Iowa's communities. The College of Design engages with communities in collaborative efforts to understand, envision and promote a fundamental enhancement of their physical environment. Read more about PLACE - Partnering Learning and Community Engagement

ISU Research team Measures the ‘Ripple Effects’ of Community Visioning

Since its inception in 1996, the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program has made visible impacts in small Iowa communities, ranging from entrance signage and corridor enhancements to recreation trails and pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. 

Program staff have documented these impacts over the years through site visits, surveys, and one-on-one interviews. However, little has been done to understand the impacts of the program beyond physical changes to the landscape.

To identify the learning outcomes of participation in Community Visioning, program director and Iowa State University professor of landscape architecture Julia Badenhope decided to employ a relatively new research technique called “ripple effects mapping” in past visioning communities. Read more about ISU Research team Measures the ‘Ripple Effects’ of Community Visioning

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