The Iowa Smart Planning page includes information pertaining to smart planning in the State of Iowa. Throughout this section are reports, links and other related documents that provide context on Iowa Smart Planning. The sources provided here are mostly concentrated during the time frame between the passing of Senate File 2389 (Iowa Smart Planning Bill) in 2010 and the closing of the Rebuild Iowa Office in June 2011. Please navigate through the sections below to find further details on Iowa Smart Planning.
Click here to view the Iowa Smart Planning Task Force Report.
For information on the Task Force's Draft Recommendations & Public Input Opportunities, click here.
Established in SF 2389 in 2010, the Iowa Smart Planning Task Force is charged with making recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly regarding local and regional planning in Iowa.
The RIO is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other state and federal agencies for a Smart Growth Partnership to bring technical assistance to five Iowa communities devastated by the 2008 disasters.
Developed in the summer of 2009 prior to any legislative action, the RIO's Proposal on Smart Planning document outlines a possible framework for local, regional and statewide planning based on best practices from other states and lessons learned in academic research. It was intended to encourage dialogue concerning planning in Iowa and was used to gain input on priority components to include in the 2010 legislative proposal (SF 2389).
SF 2389's Smart Planning Legislation sections.
This report outlines the federal government’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities progress over the last year. The Partnership compliments the Iowa’s Smart Planning initiative. Iowa has been involved with many of the Partnership’s activities to date, including:
Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning (prepared by the American Planning Association through support by FEMA)
Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities (prepared by the International City/County Management Association through support by the EPA)
Iowa Smart Planning informational brochure.