Land Use – Smart Planning (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Land Use – Smart Planning (Iowa)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Local and State Governments
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-07-18
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


State agencies, local governments, and other public entities engaging in land use planning shall work to promote clean and renewable energy use, increased energy efficiency, and sustainable design and construction standards, while emphasizing the protection, preservation, and restoration of natural resources, agricultural land, and cultural and historic landscapes, and increasing the availability of open spaces and recreational facilities.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Leslie Goldsmith
Department Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Division Land Quality

Phone 515-281-8499


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Iowa Code 18B