School of Urban and Regional PlanningThe University of IowaGraduate College

Rural

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:15 pm CDT
    Description:

    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: 05/04/2017 12:44 pm CDT
    Description:

    The City of Carbondale, IL produced this tool to address new planning challenges that come with different population ages and their choices for transportation, including a focus on the movement of pedestrians. It addresses accommodating walkers and bicylists and ways to foster their method of transportation, coupled with a mindful eye on supporting access to healthy foods.

  • Updated: 10/07/2015 12:50 am CDT
    Description:

    From Iowa State University - Soil survey and digital soil data: soil suitability and interpretations.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:37 pm CDT
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    A list of programs including the Urban Conservation Program and the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Program.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:44 pm CDT
    Description:

    The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) offers a wide variety of services, which can be found on their website.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 9:18 am CDT
    Description:

    From Iowa State University - A memorandum on how and why to preserve farmland.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:11 pm CDT
    Description:

    Part 1 (Zoning Manual) and Part 2 (Zoning Manuscript) of the Dubuque County Rural Model Smart Code can be accessed here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 10:01 pm CDT
    Description:

    Report from Transportation for America that includes 12 case studies on transit in rural areas and small towns.