April 2019
Designs for a Revitalized Community
Project by project, step by step, Grinnell is making changes!
New energy and engagement in a community come when there is creative vision, thoughtful planning, and revived key places and structures. Incremental steps, taken over time, are enhancing Grinnell, Iowa – and we're proud to be helping the community make it happen. Take a look at all that's happening in Grinnell!
Making Sustainability Easier for Communities
New searchable resource for local governments
The Sustainable Development Code's mission is to help local governments build more resilient, environmentally conscious, economically secure, and socially equitable communities. The Code includes more than 250 free, fully searchable recommendations supported by over 1,000 local ordinances. The first two fully drafted sub-chapters will launch on May 15: Climate Change and Wildlife Habitat Protection Check out the online resource, and subscribe in order to learn when new sub-chapters are published..
Award-Winning Landscape Architecture Projects
Peer recognition for University, Water Resources, and Community Collaboration projects
Three very different RDG projects have won meaningful awards from the Central States Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, recognizing a broad range of the types of work we love to do:

RDG's Amy Haase was one of four panelists in an April 16 session at the APA's National Planning Conference in San Francisco. Amy and her colleagues shared insights related to navigating the process of selecting a planning consultant, including what content is needed in an RFP, tips on evaluating submissions and conducting interviews, and outlining the planner's ethical responsibilities.

June 6-8, 2019
Newton, Iowa
Look for RDG professionals presenting on:
  • How Historic Design Guidelines Can Positively Impact Your Historic District
  • Factory Buildings Reimagined
  • Hotel Maytag: Preserving a Town's Past
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” – Henrik Ibsen
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