The University of Iowa

Planning & Public Affairs

The School of Planning and Public Affairs is committed to admitting a diverse student body and supporting a learning environment in which many values and perspectives contribute to the richness of the educational experience, to the fields of planning, public policy, and public administration, and to the communities in which we we live and work.

 

MRWMA site visit

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan - Phase I

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a watershed management plan for the Maquoketa River Watershed. This project was completed as part of IISC's partnership with...
Downtown Bellevue Parking

Bellevue Downtown Parking Study

Through an independent study project, second-year Urban & Regional Planning student Zach Harland worked with the Jackson county Economic Alliance and the City of Bellevue to assess downtown parking and make recommendations for improvements...
Site visit

Jackson County Clean Energy Plan

Working in conjunction with the Jackson Clean Energy District (Jackson CED), graduate students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs will assist in the development of a Clean Energy Action Plan for Jackson County, Iowa. Jackson CED exists...
WMA site visit

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan – Phase 2

During the 2020-21 academic year, a team of five urban & regional planning students helped create the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority’s first ever plan. The team studied best practices, reviewed existing plans from across the...
WPL GIS map

Waterloo Public Library Account Holder Map and Database

The Waterloo Public Library sought to understand how account holders were spread across Waterloo in order to identify areas that may need to be better served. Addresses of existing account holders were mapped with GIS, which provided several...
Parking Meter

Downtown Waterloo Parking Study

Students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs graduate course Transportation Demand Analysis completed a parking study for Waterloo’s downtown district. The City of Waterloo, in coordination with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable...
Solar Panels on Farm

Rethinking Energy in Johnson county

Students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs course Environmental Management and Policy conducted a study for the Johnson Clean Energy District regarding energy efficiency improvements and renewable investment possibilities in Johnson...
Waterloo site visit

Church Row Neighborhood Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a neighborhood plan for Waterloo's Church Row neighborhood. The City of Waterloo (pop. 67,798) sought assistance with the...