Laura Carstens

Planning and Zoning
Title: Planning Services Manager
Phone: 563.589.4210

Planning Services Manager Laura Carstens joined the City of Dubuque in September, 1989. The Planning Services Department is responsible for: administration and enforcement of the City's zoning, subdivision, floodplain, and historic preservation regulations, as well as long and short range planning efforts for the community, riverfront, downtown, bike/hike trail system, annexation, and other special areas. Carstens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Illinois - Springfield. Previously, Carstens served as a Planner, and then Community Renewal Coordinator, for the City of Decatur, Illinois, and as Economic Development Director for the City of Maquoketa, Iowa. Carstens is a member of the American Planning Association (APA). 

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