June 5, 2009, 11am PDT
When an immigration raid brought down the dominant employer in tiny Postville, Iowa, last year, nearly half of the town's population were either deported or lost their jobs. As the town struggles to regain its feet, its learned some tough lessons.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
Iowa City's planning commission says yes, and is considering mandating that future bars and liquor stores be more spread out to stop a recent rash of violence in the area.
November 24, 2008, 11am PST
Des Moines, IA is one of 28 metropolitan areas that have seen home prices go up in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors.
June 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Flood waters along the Mississippi River continue to rise, leaving many Midwest towns deep under water. The Army Corps of Engineers has just identified 27 levees that may not be high enough to handle the rising waters.</p>
June 2, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Parkersburg, IA, reeling from a recent tornado that devastated the town, could look to nearby Charles City for a silver lining.</p>
September 23, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In six states, test runs will assess public attitudes and acceptance of road taxation systems that ditch gas taxes and charge drivers based on how many miles they drive.</p>
June 25, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>An ambitious study to charge motorists by the mile, which hopes to address decreasing gas tax revenue for both states and the federal government, will begin in North Carolina's Research Triangle.</p>
March 23, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>New census figures are showing an increasing trend of rural population decline, as more and more people are moving to urban metropolitan areas. These are just two stories of waning population in some of the nation's rural areas.</p>
Omaha World-Herald, The Raliegh News & Observer
November 30, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Describing the impact of universities can be challenging for both higher education and Technology-Based Economic Development (TBED). Two new reports demonstrate the importance of higher education institutions to a local economy.</p>
State Science & Technology Institute
May 5, 2006, 8am PDT
The Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has enabled over 100 small towns in Iowa to improve themselves visually through small urban design improvements that can make a big difference.
March 24, 2006, 11am PST
To "end our addiction to oil", ethanol, a bio-fuel, seems a likely transportation fuel to boost. However, from an air quality and global warming perspective, if the ethanol is going to be produced from coal-fired plants, is it worth it?
The Christian Science Monitor
March 10, 2006, 5am PST
As one of the "oldest" states in terms of the average age of its inhabitants, Iowa and its small cities are turning their marketing campaigns toward women, in an attempt to stop "brain drain".
February 9, 2006, 11am PST
A ISU architecture class encourages students to study how bodies move in relation to architectural forms.
February 8, 2006, 10am PST
In Des Moines, eminent domain was a critical tool used to revitalize downtown, and the Kelo decision has put 'that ability under a cloud'.
October 3, 2005, 10am PDT
Iowa county hopes incentives will boost population and economy.
Michigan Land Use Institute
September 30, 2005, 7am PDT
The city is trying to make up for past urban planning mistakes by returning to its riverfront roots, and using modern architecture inspired by Chicago's riverfront success.
June 23, 2005, 6am PDT
The city of Newton, Iowa is hoping the NASCAR-sponsored track will bring in much-needed revenue.
April 26, 2005, 6am PDT
Hawkeyes discover the appeal of an urban lifestyle.
April 5, 2005, 1pm PDT
Does 'American urban planning' really favor malls accessible only by car over traditional downtowns?
February 14, 2005, 10am PST
The Iowa legislature has proposed action to stem a 'brain drain' but any effective solution would have to address the economic and social effects of a shift to industrial agriculture two to three generations ago.