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IISC Students Contribute Plans to Create New Pocket Neighborhood

Original designs for a new pocket neighborhood in Maquoketa, IA, were created by University of Iowa Civil and Environmental Engineering students in conjunction with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Studies’ (IISC) partnership with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA). The homes in the development are affordable and help the community increase its housing stock.
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IISC Participates in Naming of New Iowa City Neighborhood Association

Members of IISC class participate in formation of new westside neighborhood association.
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Tippie Students Help Make Iowa Cities Better Places to Live

Students from the Tippie College of Business' Marketing Institute provide consulting services to IISC partner communities, including Clinton.
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Festival Time! Engineering Students Create Plans for Clinton Park

Students in the University of Iowa's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department provide designs to renovate and add to Clinton's Riverview Park as it prepares to host a large music festival.
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Planning and Sustainable Development Students Assess Clinton's Housing Needs

A group of graduate students from the University of Iowa's IISC program are spending the academic year studying the housing needs of the city of Clinton.
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Meet IISC Alum Caitlin Shanahan

Caitlin Shanahan received her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on Land Use and Environmental Planning in 2014. We checked in with Caitlin to learn about her current work and the ways in which participating in IISC has impacted her. 
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Student Spotlight: Emani Brinkman

Emani Brinkman’s undergraduate studies were a bit of a smorgasbord. She double majored in economics and business administration, minored in religion, and got a concentration in environmental studies. She jokes that it was the “I-don’t-know-what-I-want-do!” combo platter, but now as a Master’s student in Urban and Regional Planning, she realizes it was evidence of her desire to blend many interests under one job area.
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Impact of 2016-18 Partnership with the East Central Intergovernmental Association

From 2016 to 2018, IISC had a full partnership with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA). During those two academic years, we collaborated on 19 projects across Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties.