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Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit, Nadia Anderson Jan 2016

Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit, Nadia Anderson

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Community agriculture and food systems offers many inviting opportunities for communities of varying sizes. This project engaged in efforts to increase and enhance local food options in three Iowa communities.


The Pursuit Of Happiness: The Shifting Narrative Of Suburbia And The American Dream, Kristen Ann Greteman Jan 2016

The Pursuit Of Happiness: The Shifting Narrative Of Suburbia And The American Dream, Kristen Ann Greteman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Suburbia and the American Dream have long, complex history in the United States. As the visual manifestation of the American Dream since the mid-twenty first century, suburbia has been criticized for being placeless, unhealthy, discriminatory, and wasteful. Alternative development methods have been created to combat the growth of suburban sprawl to create “places worth caring about” (Kunstler, 2007). This research study, through the methodology of oral history, uses in-depth interviews and morphological study to continue the narrative of suburbia and the American Dream as it exists in two alternative developments in Central Iowa: Prairie Trail in Ankeny and Glynn Village ...


Lady Researchers: Mapping Urban Community And Learning Spaces, Carla A. Mcnelly, Carla A. Dawson, Katherine R. Bruna Jan 2016

Lady Researchers: Mapping Urban Community And Learning Spaces, Carla A. Mcnelly, Carla A. Dawson, Katherine R. Bruna

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

This paper documents a collaborative research project with middle and high school young women during an afterschool program at Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) in Des Moines, Iowa. A research team consisting of members from the School of Education, Community and Regional Planning, Human Development and Family Studies, and Extension and Outreach from Iowa State University partnered with CFUM to provide programming for gender-specific youth called Design Dialogues. The research team, with the help of ISU Undergraduate Facilitators, conducted six discussion groups with middle and high school youth. During the fall of 2015, The Whyld Girls, also known as ...