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.

 

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...

Church Row Neighborhood Walkability and Accessibility Study

Combined with the effort to create the Church Row neighborhood plan, a course in the School of Planning & Public Affairs will assess the walkability and accessibility of the Church Row neighborhood, particularly focusing issues of equity that...

Church Row Neighborhood Plan

The City of Waterloo (pop. 67,798) seeks assistance with the development of a Neighborhood Plan for Church Row, a core neighborhood located near downtown. The Neighborhood Plan will establish a broadly supported and achievable vision for the...

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan

An effective path toward cleaner water and flood management in Iowa includes a strong emphasis on a watershed approach, which considers the entire area of land that drains into a body of water, such as river or lake. A watershed approach...

Manchester Sustainable Development Plan

In recent years, city officials and other local groups in Manchester, Iowa have been proactive about growing and improving their community. In particular, aggressive strategies to stimulate housing development and investments in tourism have started...
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...
North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Public Art Planning Recommendations

Graduate students in the course Growth Management in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a report outlining alternatives and best practices to inform future public art planning for the City of North Liberty. Public art and creative...