High Touch Tools and Resources

Online Survey Tools and Resources

Link eSurveyspro
Link SurveyMonkey
Link Survs
Link Zoomerang
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Mind Mapping

Link Mind Mapper
Link Mindjet
Link MindMeister
Link Xmind
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High Tech Tools and Resources

Project Website Resources

Link moonfruit
Link Wix
Link WordPress
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Audience Response Systems (Instant Keypad Voting)

Link iResond
Link PowerVote
Link Ubiqus
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Mobile Participation Tools and Applications

Link Twilio
Link Mobile Storm
Link Tatango
Link Turning Technologies
Link PollEverywhere
Link vClicker
YouTube There’s an App for That…
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Virtual Town Hall and Online Collaboration Tools and Resources

Link IdeaScale
Link MindMixer
Link UserVoice
YouTube Crowdsourcing Planning
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Input Plan-it Workshop Presentation and Materials

PPS icon Download in Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow (.ppsx) format
PDF Download in PDF format

Iowa Planning Models, Case Studies and Examples

PDF Cherokee, Iowa Comprehensive Plan Poster
Link Davenport Neighborhood Empowerment & Wellness (NEW) Initiative
PDF ABC’s of Davenport NEW
PDF Neighborhood Resources & Problem Solving Guide – English
PDF Neighborhood Resources & Problem Solving Guide – Spanish
PDF Neighborhood Resources & Problem Solving Guide – Vietnamese
PDF Neighborhood Recognition Application
PDF Neighborhood Resident Leadership Certificate Program
PDF NEW Initiative NEWsletter
PDF NEW Preliminary Report (November 2009)
PDF Drake Neighborhood Plan | City of Des Moines
Link Dubuque County Rural Model Smart Code
PDF Model Development Code
PDF Model Development Code Manual
PDF Example: Model Development Code Implementation Manual
Link Dubuque’s Envision 2010
PDF Linn County Rural Land Use Plan Update
PDF Place Game | Council Bluffs Neighborhood Center and Omaha by Design
PDF Vision 2020: Atlantic’s Plan for the Future
PDF Waverly Comp Plan Update

National Model Community Plans

YouTube Future Baton Rouge: Our Vision for Tomorrow
Link Cheyenne Area Master Plan | Cheyenne, Wyoming
Link The Jena Town Plan | Jena, Louisiana
Link The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Link Portland Plan | Portland, Oregon
Link Shape Sioux Falls 2035 | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
PDF Downtown St. Charles Strategy Plan | Booklet Version | St. Charles, Illinois
PDF Downtown St. Charles Strategy Plan | Poster Version | St. Charles, Illinois
Link Cultivating Community | Union County, Pennsylvania

Related Workshop Presentations

Workshop One: Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Comprehensive Planning (November 2, 2011)
 PDF What is Mitigation | Presented by Sandra Cox, Cox Consulting
PDF Applying Climate Data to Hazard Mitigation Planning | Presented by Chris Anderson, ISU
PDF Hazard Mitigation and Comp Planning | Presented by Gary Taylor, ISU
PDF Safe Growth Audit | Presented by Kathleen Smith, Department of Homeland Security
Workshop Two: Downtown’s Vital Role in a Thriving Community (November 2, 2011)
 PDF Importance of Downtown | Presented by Thom Guzman, Iowa Economic Development Authority
PDF Downtown Revitalization Tools | Presented by Jim Thompson, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Planning Resources

International Association for Public Participation
National Charrette Institute
Project for Public Spaces
Better Decisions Through Consultation and Collaboration (136-page Handbook)
Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decision-Making
Iowa Economic Development: Green Initiatives
Iowa Economic Development: Green Resources
Iowa Smart Planning Legislative Guide, March 2011
Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy: A Strategic Direction
All For One: The Right Infrastructure for a Strong Economy
PDF All for One: 16-page summary of Infrastructure Plan for Iowa’s Future Economy
NADO Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development

Books and Articles

Publication Fostering Sustainable Behavior – An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing | Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith
Publication Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making | National Research Council
 Publication Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy: How Civic Entrepreneurs Are Building Prosperous Communities | by Douglas Henton and John G. Melville (Mar 25, 1997)
Publication Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies | Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
Publication Social Media 101 | Chris Brogan
Publication The Social Media Bible – Tactics, Tools & Strategies for Business Success | Lon Safko and David K. Brake
Publication Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications | Paul A Argenti and Courtney M Barnes