Hanley receives IISC Faculty Service Award

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Paul Hanley, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, received the spring 2016 Faculty Service Award presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC). The award seeks to highlight one faculty member each semester and recognize his or her commitment to community engagement and the impact of their projects on their...

Iowa City earns 4-STAR certification

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Iowa City has earned certification as a 4-STAR Community for its work in economic, social and environmental sustainability. The city received its certification Wednesday from the Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities, or STAR Communities, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that works to evaluate and improve sustainability within communities.

Teaching community outreach

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
University of Iowa faculty and students will partner with Mason City and a five-county region in east-central Iowa on community-betterment projects ranging from art to urban revitalization, officials announced Thursday.

Young receives Faculty Service Award from Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

Monday, December 21, 2015
Rachel Young, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the first annual Faculty Service Award, presented by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities. The award is presented to one faculty member each semester and recognizes the winner's commitment to community engagement and the impact of his or her project...

Sioux City business group studying green space to give downtown a boost

Friday, December 11, 2015
Downtown Partners, a nonprofit business advocacy group, wants to add green space to attract more people downtown, but Rusty Clark and some other business owners say a lack of parking and foot traffic are bigger issues.

Sioux City Council moves closer to installing bike lanes

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sioux City is one step closer to installing bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly crosswalks. Two weeks ago, the City Council adopted an active transportation plan that recommends bike and pedestrian improvements in the city, including bike lanes, safer sidewalks and crosswalks, timelines for implementation and costs for the proposed projects.

County, city and IISC to celebrate community projects Tuesday

Monday, May 4, 2015
Winneshiek County, Winneshiek County Conservation, city of Decorah and the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) invite the public to attend a celebration highlighting sustainability projects completed over the last academic year.

Study of downtown trash bins aims to improve sustainability

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Iowa City Downtown District and the University of Iowa's Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities have joined forces with the city in an effort to make downtown alleys a little greener.

Residents, city, students look to move forward with University of Iowa project in Leeds

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Second Chance Flea Market at 4029 Floyd Blvd. recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in the business corridor of Sioux City’s Leeds neighborhood.