Some recent (and ongoing) conversations at our apartment involve the future and where we see ourselves, in terms of careers and family, yes, but also WHERE, physically. Liveability factors large into these place discussions. Sounds simple and obvious, right? Everyone wants to live somewhere “liveable.” Finding that place, a bikeable/walkable community, with meaningful employment for two, affordable housing, good schools, and room for a garden provides a bit of a challenge.
Enter my home state — IOWA! A friend sent me a link to this PBS story on Dubuque, Iowa. Click here, or click the image below, to go to the PBS website and watch the short video. The mayor and [some of] the people in Dubuque, really GET liveable. This looks really good. Anyone in Dubuque want to hire two public health professionals with knowledge of liveable communities?