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 2018 Iowa's Living Roadways Annual Celebration takes place on Friday, November 16, 2018, 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 Team Meeting

Join the Steering Committee as they review Plymouth's Land, Water and Trail maps and identify areas of concern, need for improvement, and enhancements as part of the Community Visioning Process.  

Plymouth Community Design Focus Group Day

The City of Plymouth is participating in the 2018 Community Visioning Program with the Iowa Living Roadways.  On Saturday, April 7th, facilitators from Iowa State Extension, Iowa State University and Trees Forever will be in Plymouth to host focus groups for Plymouth residents to provide input on various design ideas and projects they would like to see throughout Plymouth.  Ideas are intended to enhance active transportation throughout town, beautify the community, enhance recreational opportunities and improve traffic safety. The Steering Committee wants your support and participation!! Please consider joining one of the Focus Groups on Saturday, April 7th and share your ideas.  (Location: Plymouth Bible Baptist Church) 9:00 AM - Older Adults 10:00 AM - Recreational Users and Active Individuals 11:00 AM - Mobility Impaired 12:00 PM - Families & Youth 1:00 PM - Community Luncheon & Input Review Session (free Pizza will be provided to attendants!) If you would like to join one of the focus groups, please contact Jody Vrieze or another member of the Steering Committee!

Trees Forever Iowa’s Living Roadways Annual Celebration

At this statewide Annual Celebration, the 2018 Community Visioning participants will showcase the results of the program and welcome the 2019 Communities!

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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