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.

 

WPL GIS map

Waterloo Public Library GIS Mapping

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 the Waterloo’s downtown district. This study will examine the supply and demand for parking in Waterloo’s downtown...
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 will create a neighborhood plan for Waterloo's Church Row neighborhood. The City of Waterloo (pop. 67,798) seeks assistance with the...
site visit

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan

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. An effective path toward cleaner water and flood management in...
site visit

Manchester Strategic Growth Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a Strategic Growth Plan for the City of Manchester. In recent years, city officials and other local groups in Manchester, Iowa...
Columbus Junction Interview

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 2

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest interviewed several Chin Burmese residents of Columbus Junction to produce a short film about their sense of home in their new community...
Planning Students tour Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City Downtown Historic Preservation Initiative

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning assessed current community interests, planning tools, and environmental needs to develop strategies for aligning preservation of Iowa...
Tama visit

Tama Comprehensive Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the University of Iowa’s School of Urban & Regional Planning created a Comprehensive Plan for Tama, Iowa. The City of Tama, Iowa, is located in Tama County, south of the...