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.

 

map of total annual rooftop solar PV generation potential in Iowa City

Iowa City Solar Study

Students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs course Environmental Policy researched technical and policy solutions to advance more solar energy generation in Iowa City, with a focus on resilience, economic benefits, and equitable access. UI...
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AARP Age-Friendly Communities Program Toolkit

Graduate students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs will work in consultation with the City of Manning, the City of Stanton, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Iowa AARP to help Iowa communities reach "age-friendly" status. For a community to...
Students interviewing transportation officials in front of yellow school bus

Transportation and Watershed Resilience Story Map

Urban and Regional Planning students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed a Story Map to explore and better understand issues surrounding transportation and flooding in the Maquoketa River Watershed. This project takes the form of...
Photo of fresh veggies at a farmers market. NPR

Maquoketa Farmers Market Organizational and Policy Study

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the Master of Public Affairs program developed a list of organizational and policy recommendations to strengthen the Maquoketa Farmers Market and to increase regional...
Photo- Maquoketa Workforce Housing

Maquoketa/Jackson County Workforce Housing Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with key stakeholders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions for creating additional workforce housing options for Maquoketa residents...
Policy recommendations for youth engagement in Maquoketa

Maquoketa Youth Engagement Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with key stakeholders in Maquoketa to develop a set of proposed policy initiatives to enhance youth civic engagement opportunities and...
Welcome to Maquoketa: Fostering an inclusive community for all

Maquoketa Welcoming Newcomers Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy initiatives for welcoming newcomers to the Maquoketa community. Discussions with...
Increasing Volunteerism in Maquoketa

Maquoketa Volunteerism Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions for increasing civic volunteerism across all demographics in Maquoketa...
Gender Equity in Maquoketa, IA

Maquoketa Gender Equity Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions to balance the gender distribution of individuals in public positions...