School of Urban and Regional PlanningThe University of IowaGraduate College

Land Use and Growth

  • Updated: 01/21/2016 10:16 am CST
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    This case study provides an overview of Dubuque's Millwork District Revitalization Project. Also included is the executive summary of the master plan for the project in addition to the complete master plan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:15 pm CDT
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    The Agricultural Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system is used to assess land for agricultural use and economic potential. It is being used in seven Iowa counties. 

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:20 pm CDT
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    Guidebook from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the American Planning Association (APA).

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:17 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - An online store full of resources such as land use guides and memos.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:55 pm CDT
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    This website provides an overview of the purpose and management of the Portland Metro  urban growth boundary.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:18 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - The blog on land use and zoning.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:56 pm CDT
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    Found here is a links library of resources for infill development, including guidebooks, funding resources, ordinances, and case studies.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:22 pm CDT
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    Iowa City's Comprehensive Plan presents a vision for the city, provides a strategy for realizing the vision and sets policies for the growth and development of specific geographic areas of the city.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:00 pm CDT
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    The Center for Watershed Protection provides tools for clean water and healthy natural resources and promotes implementation of state-of-the-art watershed management techniques.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:24 pm CDT
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    The Land Use Policy Plan is the comprehensive plan for the City of Ames, Iowa. Access to the complete Land Use Policy Plan can be found here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:02 pm CDT
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    An overview of Prairie Crossing Conservation Community in Grayslake, Illinois. The community is considered a national example of how to design communities to help support a better way of life.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:25 pm CDT
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    Presents the Iowa Drainage Dristrict Association's (IDDA) website.

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    Found here is the West Des Moines, Iowa City Code pertaining to the Jordan Creek Overlay District.

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    The Public Policy Center's (PPC) mission at the University of Iowa is to provide decision-makers with information that can make lifestyles and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:04 pm CDT
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    Access this link to view the Regional Smart Plan for Dubuque County and its website.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 10:45 am CDT
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    Iowa’s central location for advanced research and education focused on floods. The Iowa Flood Center's website provides links to flood resources, including publications, a photo gallery, and data sources.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:00 pm CDT
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    The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) website provides a wide variety of information on disaster planning, mitigation, response and recovery.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:11 pm CDT
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    Part 1 (Zoning Manual) and Part 2 (Zoning Manuscript) of the Dubuque County Rural Model Smart Code can be accessed here.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 10:47 am CDT
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    A number of programs, educational opportunities, and an overview of the Conservation Reserve Program are provided.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:01 pm CDT
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    Iowa Flood Information System's website is a one-stop web-platform to access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations, inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:12 pm CDT
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    The Ames Urban Fringe Plan (2006) is a shared land use plan cooperatively developed by Boone County, Story County, the City of Ames and the City of Gilbert.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:04 pm CDT
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    Multiple links are provided to an overview, guidebook, and description of programs and other efforts being taken to improve quality of life in Dakota County, Minnesota.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:13 pm CDT
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    The City of Dubuque's Unified Development Code (UDC).

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:06 pm CDT
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    Tools and resources provided by PlanIowa.com.