A group of people standing outside and listening to one woman talk, with a dark sky overhead and bright green grass.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2022
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.
Camp Courageous poster presentation

UI Civil & Environmental Engineering students make recommendations to Camp Courageous

Monday, February 7, 2022
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.
Raina Harmon - Unified Baller

ICAD, UI partner on website to support Black-owned businesses

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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...
Cityscape cover - February 2021

IISC featured in Cityscape Magazine

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Cityscape, a publication of the Iowa League of Cities, featured IISC and the new Master of Public Affairs degree in the February 2021 edition.

Planning students hold workshop to discuss growth in Manchester

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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.

Planning Scholar Suggests Iowa Is at a Crossroads, and Proposes a Path Forward

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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.
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Studying the Watershed

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Coverage from the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press of the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan project being done by graduate students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs
Volkmann Building Restoration

Investor begins restoration of Volckman building

Sunday, September 6, 2020
A Clinton property owner is restoring an historic downtown building and will follow many of the plans, designs, and recommendations developed by UI Civil & Environmental Engineering Projects. Click the title to read the full article.
IISC students visit Manchester

University of Iowa Students Assisting Manchester with Community Projects

Friday, August 21, 2020
Students from the University of Iowa will be helping Manchester with several projects over the next nine months. Manchester was one of two cities in the state chosen for a program called the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities. Travis Kraus, director of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and an assistant professor at U of I, explains. Kraus says the goal is to work on fifteen...