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Planning Process

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:43 pm CDT
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    Provides links to resources for communities on public education, public participation, construction site runoff control, illicit discharge prevention, post construction, and pollution prevention.

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    A guide for local governments on implementing a comprehensive plan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 12:15 pm CDT
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    This link will direct you toward PlanIowa.com's website. Website visitors can explore case studies from around the country, as well as access a variety of links to tools for public participation and surveying.

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    A guidebook from the University of Wisconsin Extension Office that provides community residents with a process for thinking about and planning for their mutual future.

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    The West Des Moines, Iowa Board of Adjustment (BOA) offers a guide for people interested in understanding the finer details of how a BOA operates.

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    Provided is a list of model plans and case studies from Iowa and across the country.

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    From Iowa State University - Method for listing, discussing and evaluating the various forces for and against a proposed change.

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    Access to the City of Ankeny, Iowa Comprehensive Plan (2010) is given here.

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    From Iowa State University - Overview of 5 needs assessment techniques for making decisions allocating public (or private) resources.

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    Here website users will find video, a reference guide, and resource links for community storytelling.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:31 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - A tool kit for group decision making.

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    A guide to preparing the economic development element of a comprehensive plan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:37 pm CDT
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    Handbook provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This document is a resource guide on public involvement best practices and strategies. Better Decisions Through Consultation and Collaboration U.S. EPA Better Decisions Through Consultation and Collaboration 15.00

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:38 pm CDT
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    PlanIowa.com provides an extensive list of tools for cities and counties to use to engage the public, including a video series.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:46 pm CDT
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    The West Des Moines, Iowa Plan and Zoning Commission (PZC) offers a guide for people interested in understanding the finer details of how a PZC operates.

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