Decorah (2009-2011)


The City of Decorah is situated in the northeast corner of Iowa in the Driftless Region. Known for its rich background in recreational amenities and dynamic culture, the City of Decorah has made a commitment to further all aspects of sustainability to become a community with a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

Decorah (2009-2011) Projects


Decorah Iowa Smart Planning Principles

Graduate students worked with city officials in Decorah to assist in the preparation of a revised comprehensive plan that included Iowa's Smart Planning Principles, which were adopted in 2010 by the Iowa Legislature.



Decorah WE CAN Sustainability Plan

Graduate students worked closely with a citizens group in Decorah, We Can Decorah, to promote energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly stormwater drainage techniques.