Health + Wellness

Good design helps communities provide well-being and equitable access. The Community Design Lab builds healthy interior and exterior environments. Design solutions for health and wellness includes: Public space networks, Complete streets, Inclusive design, Agricultural urbanism, and Trail systems.

Maquoketa Graphic


Cultivate Hope Urban Farm : Cedar Rapids

Reconsidering land use and increasing food security after a flood.



Centerville Graphic



Creating a clear community identity with designs for an enhanced and interconnected park and trail system.





Carver Elementary Garden : Des Moines

Expanding a school garden to integrate space for community gardeners, local food production, and opportunities for experiential education.



Agriculture Graphic


Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit

Increasing food security in cities by designing urban agriculture systems. 2014 participating cities include Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Cresco.