Imagine Dubuque: February 2017 Plan Update

Imagine Dubuque: The City of Dubuque’s New Comprehensive Plan

Images clockwise from top left: Inclusive Dubuque Workshop, Green Dubuque Workshop, Leadership Dubuque ‘BIG IDEAS’ Mindmap, Student Focus Group, Green Dubuque Collective Learning, Hills and Dales Senior Focus Group

Since Imagine Dubuque’s kick-off in August of 2016, the past 5 months have included extensive and inclusive community outreach! From focus groups and interactive workshops to community-wide events, idea postcards, a traveling idea board, website, app, and one-on-one interviews – the opportunities to provide feedback to improve the future of Dubuque has been as varied and plentiful as the insights shared.

Themes are Emerging: All input is being carefully cataloged to create the foundation upon which Imagine Dubuque plan recommendations and actions will be built. With nearly 1,000 ideas shared to date, themes for the plan are emerging.  Recreation and entertainment wishes, sustainability pursuits, business diversity, attracting and retaining young talent, improving mobility and connectivity, and ensuring equitable access to services, housing, and healthy, local food are just a few of the trending topics. These ideas, as well as those yet to come, are what will shape the plan and pave the way for a more viable, livable, and equitable community. Learn and share more by joining us on February 21st for the next Imagine Dubuque Workshop — details below!

What’s next: RSVP today for the February 21st Environmental Integrity Workshop; 6pm at Blades Hall on the University of Dubuque campus, food and beverages provided! There you’ll learn about the planning process and have an opportunity to share your ideas on mobility, healthy air and clean water, and other elements of Dubuque’s environment. Now is the time to come together, have your voice heard, and impact the future of your City.


Imagine Dubuque Mobile Idea Board: Help us collect ideas from all over the City! Free to reserve, the Mobile Idea Board has already visited The Smokestack, Roshek Building, Library and Multi-Cultural Family Center. Get in-touch with Ose (, (563) 589-4210) to schedule a drop-off and pick-up time (sweat-free, the City handles logistics).


Connect Today! Ways to get involved:

  • Enter your email via the “follow” button in this website’s footer
  • Take the new quick poll
  • Download the free app and opt-in to receive push notifications
  • Submit ideas and upload photos of what you’d like to see
  • Visit the ‘Events’ page and mark your calendar to attend upcoming workshops