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Student Spotlight: Emani Brinkman

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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.

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Far From Typical: Keokuk partnership garners city nearly $1 million in grants

The Covid-19 pandemic meant that IISC's 2019-20 partnership with Keokuk was far from normal. Despite the challenges, we completed 21 projects and created new processes that will be helpful to future partnerships.
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UI Civil & Environmental Engineering students make recommendations to Camp Courageous

University of Iowa students will present strategies today for undeveloped areas of Camp Courageous that will help improve water quality and provide new experiences for campers. Four teams of University of Iowa faculty and staff will present their plans on 24 acres of Camp Courageous, which includes designs involving a multipurpose trail system, a nature education center, stormwater management plans, and systems for reducing contaminants in source water.
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ICAD, UI partner on website to support Black-owned businesses

A new online resource aimed at growing and promoting Black-owned businesses in the Iowa City area launched this month. The site, called a Story Map, includes a directory and map of Black-owned businesses in Johnson County, and highlights the entrepreneurial journeys of 14 Black entrepreneurs and community leaders through personal stories, photos and audio clips. The University of Iowa School of...
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IISC featured in Cityscape Magazine

Cityscape, a publication of the Iowa League of Cities, featured IISC and the new Master of Public Affairs degree in the February 2021 edition.
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Planning students hold workshop to discuss growth in Manchester

Planning students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs conducted a successful Zoom workshop as part of their capstone project to develop a Strategic Development Plan for the City of Manchester.
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Planning Scholar Suggests Iowa Is at a Crossroads, and Proposes a Path Forward

The University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies reviewed the new book "Green Fair and Prosperous: Paths to a Sustainable Iowa" by School of Planning & Public Affairs director and founder of IISC, Chuck Connerly.
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IISC Student Project Wins Award

Planners from the School of Planning & Public Affairs were awarded the 2020 Exemplary Student Project Award for their Iowa City Automated Vehicle Adaptation & Equity plan.