urban planning http://iowapublicradio.org en Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/urban-iowa-once-you-put-asphalt-over-top-it-theres-no-reclaiming-it <p>Today we continue our summer series on the environment by taking a look at urban development – what we’re doing right and wrong.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:22:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it" New Urbanism in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-urbanism-iowa <p>The advent of automobiles brought increased mobility to Americans, but cars also created suburban sprawl and isolation.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks at new urbanism, a movement that cultivates qualities found in older communities like walkability and connectivity.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:20:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27329 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Urbanism in Iowa