Muscatine (2013-2014)

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Muscatine

Muscatine is a community of 23,000 located on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. In its process of completing a comprehensive plan, Muscatine's Community Improvement Action Team worked alongside the IISC to develop projects that implemented goals and objectives of the master plan.

Muscatine (2013-2014) Projects

2013-2014

Branding of Muscatine

Senior undergraduate students in the College of Business’ Marketing Institute completed a year-long study and evaluation of Muscatine’s community brand, working with the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce. Muscatine’s leaders and businesses indicated...

Children's Nutrition Strategies and Interventions

Graduate students in the College of Public Health developed health intervention projects that focused on reductions in childhood obesity through behavior change counseling. Part of these interventions, including training on motivational interviewing...
Muscatine Wayfinding

Connectivity Master Plan and Wayfinding

Muscatine was seeking to improve the connectivity of its transportation and recreation infrastructure, including biking and walking trails, sidewalks, roads and bus routes. Students developed a connectivity master plan that evaluated current...

Digital Narrative: Fall

Honors rhetoric students collaborated with two groups in the School of Urban & Regional Planning, and the Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) program, to develop digital texts that will help tell the story and effectively message the...

Digitial Narrative: Spring

In collaboration with Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) , honors rhetoric students created podcasts in sping 2014 through IDEAL's Digital Narratives project. Podcasts focused on IISC's partner community of Muscatine, particularly on the...

Mississippi Riverfront Redevelopment Plan

The Mississippi River is one of Muscatine’s greatest assets. New initiatives, such as a Facade Improvement Program for buildings downtown facing the river as well as a Mississippi Drive Corridor Project seek to improve the aesthetics of the area...

Muscatine Public Art Project

The IISC and Arts Share developed a low-cost public art project for a student in the MFA program. The project used recycled materials to create a sculpture that pays homage to an important member of the Mississippi River Valley's ecosystem, the bald...

Muscatine Regional Water Detention Plan

Mad Creek traverses the eastside of the City of Muscatine and is prone to flash flood low-lying properties. The City of Muscatine signed a Project Partnership Agreement with the US Corps of Engineers in September 2008 for the construction of flood...

North East Corridor Project

The City of Muscatine has, in the past, encouraged commercial development in the northeast section of the city. In preparation of the development, Snyder and Associates created a land use and infrastructure plan, which the city implemented. Now,...

Recreational Trail System

The City of Muscatine sought to increase the recreational opportunities by expanding their trail system. There are more than 10 miles of paved and unimproved trails and walkways, as well as more than 20 parks with a combined 550 acres of land...

Social Justice Intervention Plan

Graduate students in Organization and Community Practice worked in groups to put their social work training into practice. Students identified a social justice community issue to investigate and conducted a needs and strengths assessment using data...

Sustainable Dog Park

Muscatine was interested in developing its first dog park as a community amenity. Students surveyed best practices for dog parks in communities similar to Muscatine and identified recommended amenities, including water, water features, ground...

Welcome Center

The City of Muscatine is home to award winning soccer facility that has eight fields covering 41 acres. The Muscatine Soccer Complex is located in the southwest region of the city along with Kent-Stein Park that features 16 baseball/softball fields...