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Imagine Dubuque In Action

As you read this, Dubuque residents and community organizations are coming together to help make Imagine Dubuque, our city's comprehensive plan, a reality. These Champions (as we like to call them) are working on projects, small and large, that address specific categories and recommendations of the plan.

TRACKING PROGRESS + ACHIEVING RESULTS

Data and metrics are being collected from a variety of sources to track progress and success in achieving the 110 recommendations outlined in the plan. Over 40 individuals from the City and local organizations have stepped-up to lead and manage specific categories and sub-categories of the plan.

PLAN

PROJECT CATEGORIES

SUB-CATEGORIES

RECOMMENDATIONS

PLAN CATEGORIES

What are we working towards? Explore the tabs below to learn about plan goals, categories and specific recommendations. If you have info on projects underway in these categories, shoot us an email via the button below.

Economic Prosperity

Employment
Continue to diversify Dubuque’s economy 
Develop a ‘hyper-local’ approach to diverse talent attraction/development
Strengthen start-up businesses and entrepreneurial programming
Promote economic resiliency

  Housing
Identify markets and sites for new homes
Foster development of new and additional housing products
Continue work of Inclusive Dubuque to enhance economic resiliency 

Business
Enhance broadband service to align with business and employment growth
Strengthen Dubuque as a regional retail destination


PROGRESS TRACKER

Projects are underway! The City is working closely with an implementation team to collect metrics and track progress for each recommendation of Imagine Dubuque.  Scroll down to view project highlights. For questions and more information, please email Jason Duba with the City of Dubuque at jduba@cityofdubuque.org.

Resource: Imagine Dubuque Chapter 3 Economic Prosperity

Sustainable Environment

Clean Water
Complete and monitor Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation
Implement the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Plan

Clean Air + Energy
Implement 50% by 2030 Climate Action + Resiliency Plan
Support mobile air quality monitoring, increase citizen awareness

Healthy Neighborhoods + Land Conservation
Continue Healthy Homes as part of CHANGE and Bee Branch Revitalization
Implement a Comprehensive Tree Management Program
Increase native plant, pollinator, and edible landscaping
Conserve natural areas

Eco-Education
Promote children’s environmental education
Improve backyard and curbside composting
Explore a community-wide Zero Waste Policy


PROGRESS TRACKER

Projects are underway! The City is working closely with an implementation team to collect metrics and track progress for each recommendation of Imagine Dubuque.  Scroll down to view project highlights. For questions and more information, please email Jason Duba with the City of Dubuque at jduba@cityofdubuque.org.

Resource: Imagine Dubuque Chapter 3 Economic Prosperity

 

Social + Cultural Vibrancy

 

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Livable Neighborhoods + Housing

 

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Community Facilities

 

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Transportation + Mobility

 

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Land Use

 

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actions underway

The projects highlighted below are just some  of the initiatives that are helping us achieve the vision of Imagine Dubuque. While the ebb and flow of these initiatives may change due to the impacts of covid, one thing is for certain, brighter tomorrows are ahead.

Dupaco Invests in Millwork District

Plan Category: Economic Prosperity
Sub-Category: Employment
Recommendation: Continue ongoing efforts to diversify Dubuque’s economy, including all sectors, employment types, and categories.

“This facility will allow us to continue to add staff to support our members and allow us future growth potential, as well as aligning with community initiatives and space to potentially lease back to tenants and community entities to provide an enhanced benefits to the Millwork area."  - Joe Hearn, Dupaco President

$1 Million Grant Helps Dubuque Develop Next-Gen Traffic Control System

Plan Category: Transportation + Mobility
Sub-Category: Auto Travel
Recommendation: Continue being a national leader in leveraging technology and other Intelligent Transportation System solutions to improve vehicular mobility and safety on the Dubuque street network.

“The City of Dubuque is excited to pursue this project with our partners, ECIA and the Iowa DOT, to develop new traffic management technologies and practices that can become best practices for other communities.” - Roy Buol, Dubuque Mayor

#AllOfUsDubuque: Highlighting Dubuquers Making a Difference

Plan Category: Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Sub-Category: Education + Empowerment
Recommendation: Support and further community learning about best practices in equity and inclusion.


“The only way to conquer the coronavirus and save lives is for All of Us to work together as one community. Regardless of where we were born, we are standing shoulder to shoulder, and all of our contributions to society are more indispensable than ever."  

Project Rooted

Plan Category: Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Sub-Category: Health
Recommendation: Promote in-school healthy food actions including school gardens, wellness, and exercise.

"We can help shape the future of this community by the simple act of connecting kids to real food from the ground up." - Whitney Sanger | Co-Founder, Project Rooted

Pets in Parks Ordinance

Plan Category: Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Sub-Category: Recreation
Recommendation: Identify opportunities to enhance Dubuque’s “dog-friendliness.”

"Being able to walk your dog on a leash through a city park is a quality of life issue." - 'Pets in Parks Ordinance' survey comment

Dubuque Community Gardens

Plan Category: Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Sub-Category: Food
Recommendation: Consider an active policy supporting front yard food gardening.

“Working in the garden put my life into perspective - the more we treat the Earth with kindness, the more the Earth will give us. I feel grateful for the experience.” - Grace Jackson

be our eyes and ears

With so many great things happening throughout our city and region, we need your help to keep us in the loop on actions underway. Click the button below to share information, photos, and press about projects that are helping achieve the vision of Imagine Dubuque.

Join our growing team of champions

It is important to understand that this is a community plan and not a city plan. Most of the ideas brought out in this process will depend on community organizations and community members to move forward. - A Call to Action, Chapter 10

PROMOTE

Post and share these materials on social media to help broaden community awareness and encourage others to get involved. The graphics are fun and engaging... and your Instagram and Facebook accounts look hungry, just saying.

TEACH

The Facilitation Guide is perfect for educating folks about the plan and inspiring them to create the change they want to see. The guide is ideal for use by community groups, non-profits, local organizations, and classrooms to discuss the plan and build involvement.

LEAD

Is there a community project or special interest you're already involved with in Dubuque? We bet there is a recommendation that aligns with such. Use the Recommendation Guide to identify and select an action you can help champion.

QUESTIONS

Email or call Jason Duba with the City of Dubuque
jduba@cityofdubuque.org
(563) 589-4223