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.
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.
A guide for local governments on implementing a comprehensive plan.
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.
From Iowa State University - Method for listing, discussing and evaluating the various forces for and against a proposed change.
From Iowa State University - Overview of 5 needs assessment techniques for making decisions allocating public (or private) resources.
From Iowa State University - A tool kit for group decision making.
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
Provided is a list of model plans and case studies from Iowa and across the country.
PlanIowa.com provides an extensive list of tools for cities and counties to use to engage the public, including a video series.
Access to the City of Ankeny, Iowa Comprehensive Plan (2010) is given here.
Here website users will find video, a reference guide, and resource links for community storytelling.
Provides links to resources for communities on public education, public participation, construction site runoff control, illicit discharge prevention, post construction, and pollution prevention.
A guide to preparing the economic development element of a comprehensive plan.
Tools and resources provided by PlanIowa.com.
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.