University of Iowa

Urban & Regional Planning

The School of Urban and Regional Planning 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 field of planning, and to the communities in which we we live and work.

 

Planning students visit downtown Webster City

Webster City Downtown Strategic Plan

Working in collaboration with the Webster City Community Vitality director and the local business community, graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning will complete a strategic plan to revitalize the downtown commercial district...
Boone River Canoeing

Webster City Parks & Recreation Plan

Working in collaboration with the City of Webster City Parks & Recreation Department, graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning will complete a Parks & Recreation Plan for Webster City that promotes appropriate land...
Delwood Elementary School

Delmar Community Vision Plan

In a report to the Delmar Economic Development Group, a graduate student in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed an independent project that provides recommendations and identifies resources that help achieve a community-driven...
Students test video equipment in the IDEAL lab

Community Storytelling Project - Grant Wood Loop

Students from a variety of disciplines taking Community Development in the Upper Midwest produced videos that tell stories from the Grant Wood Loop, located in eastern Iowa, through their own experiences in the region and interviews with local...
Jackson County project team meets to discuss the Attracting Young Families initiative

Attracting Young Families to Jackson County

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning developed strategies and recommendations to position and market Jackson County as a top choice in the region for young families making...
Clinton Economic Development team meets in Clinton, Iowa

Clinton Economic Development Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created an economic development plan for the City of Clinton and surrounding micropolitan area. The City of Clinton was settled as a...

Cedar County Vision Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the University of Iowa’s School of Urban & Regional Planning created a Vision Plan to support Cedar County's efforts to earn Great Places designation through the Iowa...
Cedar County Comprehensive Plan team meets in Tipton, Iowa

Cedar County 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 Cedar County. Cedar County has functioned without a current comprehensive plan...
Urban and Regional Planning students meet with residents in Mason City

Mason City North End Neighborhood Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the University of Iowa’s School of Urban & Regional Planning developed a plan for Mason City's North End Neighborhood. Building upon last year’s efforts to update the Mason...

Delmar Storytelling and Community Development

Graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest worked with 4 th -6 th graders from the Delwood Community School District in Delmar, IA to produce videos and books that tell the...