May, 2015

Rejuvenating Topeka Riverfront 


The Kaw River levee system will begin construction this fall. The Army Corp of Engineers will be working on various sections of the levees to increase flood protection.  The riverfront redevelopment will result in recreational activities and economic development.


"Levees are never an issue - until they are," said Pat Downes of the Riverfront Authority.The number one priority of the project is about safety.

Topeka Bike Share program Launch 


Topeka Bike Share has #100redbikes in 10 different locations throughout the city. The bike share program launched on April 15 with a ride on the red bikes from Washburn University Memorial Union to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and back to Washburn campus. 


Topeka Bike Share is offering an hourly rate of $2.50 or an annual plan of $25.00. Washburn and Washburn Tech students, faculty and staff are offered a $20.00 annual plan and a $5.00 monthly plan. 


Topeka Metro Bikes has also introduced an application for iOS and Android users. The App allows for members to reserve bikes, find nearest bike/hub locations, and receive promotions. 


To become a member or to find more information, visit the Topeka Metro website here.

Kristen's Corner

Read about Visioning endeavors and Topeka's growth through a millennial new to Topeka in Kristen's Corner
Kristen is the new Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator with Heartland Visioning. Join her as she explores adaptive challenges and successes in Topeka!


Read and comment on the first blog:What do Millennials Really Want?


"WE THE PEOPLE," a partnership of Quincy School, NOTO Arts Center, and Bloomerang Studios is a NOTO visioning project that uses color, imagination, and the 'marks' of Quincy students to create safer neighborhoods and build pride of ownership in North Topeka. These students get to experience leadership in action through art while promoting safety. Banners will be hung along safe walking routes from their schools and homes into the Arts District. This project has been the collaboration of over 300 people in the community.


Heartland Visioning is proud to be a sponsor of "WE THE PEOPLE," and encourages efforts towards leadership in action for the common good.