JANUARY/ 9 / 2023

 Conditions facilitating aging in place in rural communities: The case of smart senior towns in Iowa 

OCTOBER / 19 / 2022

Predicting Resident Satisfaction with Public Schools in Small Town Iowa

NOVEMBER / 13 / 2021

Thriving Rural Communities: Big Data Insights & Stories to Tell


SEPTEMBER/ 29 / 2021

Finding Resilience in Unexpected Places: Why Design Still Matters in Shrinking Rural Communities


AUGUST / 28 / 2021

Rural Smart Shrinkage and Perceptions of Quality of Life in the American Midwest


AUGUST / 28 / 2021

Using Entrepreneurial social infrastructure to understand smart shrinkage in small towns


 JUNE / 1 / 2021

Webinar: How Communities Can Utilize Financial Data in Planning Their Futures: Strategies and Innovations from Rural Iowa


 APRIL / 07 / 2021

Poster for Meeting of Principal Investigators for NSF Smart & Connected Communities Program 

This poster was presented virtually by Kimberly Zarecor at the Meeting of Principal Investigators for NSF Smart & Connected Communities Program on April 7th, 2021. It gives a summary of the work the project has accomplished thus far, and shows an overview of the work to be done in the coming months. 


OCTOBER / 01 / 2020

NSF funds new research phase with a $1.5 million grant

The next phase of our research project began in October 2020. We will be working with a group of communities in Iowa as well as the Iowa League of Cities over the next three years.





This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number #1952007. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation