Building better communities.

The Community Visioning Program provides small Iowa communities with the planning and design resources needed to make meaningful transportation improvements to the local landscape.

Visioning Communities

Explore each of our Visioning Communities and follow their progress through the Visioning Program.


Community Projects

Learn about the Visioning Process and the types of projects our Visioning Communities complete.


Become a Community

Everything you need to know to apply for the Visioning Program—applications, resources and deadlines.



Save the date! The 2017 Iowa's Living Roadways Annual Celebration takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

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Hear and see success stories from Community Visioning communities.

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Learn how the internship affects the professional growth of landscape architecture students.

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See how important partnerships are to the Community Visioning Program.

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Learn about our successful trail projects.

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Plymouth Community Visioning Steering Team Meeting #2

The Community Visioning Team welcomes all Plymouth area residents, business owners and youth to our Steering Team Meeting.  During February's meeting, we'll be exploring a variety a land, water and transportation maps of Plymouth, identifying barriers and assets our landscape offers to our Community.  How can we highlight the river access for tubing?  How can we use flood plans resourcefully? Are there any areas suitable for community flower gardens and landscaping?  We want your ideas, so please attend!

Transportation Maps

Explore an interactive map of transportation assets and barriers identified by residents during each of our Community Visioning exercises.

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