Dubuque (2011-2013)

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Dubuque

The City of Dubuque has become well known in Iowa and across the nation in the last decade for the city's commitment to sustainability. Positioned along the Mississippi River, the river has played an integral part in the City's economy and resources. As the City has continued to grow and serve a tri-state area that includes Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, they have addressed downtown redevelopment, industrial expansion, and riverfront transformation, incorporating sustainability principles and community engagement.

Dubuque (2011-2013) Projects

2012-2013

Dubuque County Sustainability Indicators

In 2011, Dubuque Regional Smart Planning Consortium was formed and tasked with developing a regional sustainability plan. Building on the 2011-12's Indicator and Indicator Measures for 11 Sustainability Principles for the City of Dubuque, students...

Housing for a Vibrant Dubuque

The City of Dubuque desired to create a choice of livable neighborhoods that would attract and retain households, especially young professionals and families. Students studied factors that affect a household's locational choice and developed seven...

Reimagining the South Port of Dubuque

Following the redevelopment of the North Port, city officials in Dubuque wanted to identify improvements for the South Port, which is comprised of 33 acres of semi-industrial land. Students developed four design alternatives for the South Port that...

Schools, Neighborhoods, and Student Outcomes

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) wanted to know the factors that contribute to elementary school student achievement. Through their research, students created a community survey; a production function, a tool...

2011-2012

Design of the Green and Healthy Homes Program

Graduate students worked with city officials to provide recommendations and two tools for the City of Dubuque to expand its Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). The tools developed included the Priority Model and economic feasibility...

Local Foods Action Plan

Dubuque city leaders wanted to increase the production and consumption of local foods as part of their Sustainability Dubuque initiative. In addition to common direct-to-consumer approaches, such as community supported agriculture programs and...

Portrait of Poverty in Dubuque

One of the cornerstones of sustainability is social/cultural vibrancy. After the City of Dubuque adopted its Sustainable Dubuque plan, city leaders wanted to explore poverty so sustainable initiatives could be provided that addressed the needs of...