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U of I researcher informs supervisors about frac-sand impact

Scientists have known for centuries crystalline silica is a carcinogen, according to Dr. Peter Thorne. The head of the University of Iowa’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health was in Decorah making a presentation at the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last week. The University is currently conducting an Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) project...

Partnership kicks off in Sioux City to improve community

How does Sioux City keep its residents happy while also attracting newcomers? City officials and the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council are teaming up with the University of Iowa to find out.

University of Iowa Students Help Sioux City Plan for the Future

Some University of Iowa students are helping Sioux City plan for the future. Sioux City is one of three communities in the state chosen for this project. Wednesday at the Orpheum Theater the students met with members of the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council, known as SIMPCO. They'll be doing studies on how to improve various areas of life in the community.

IISC Projects Start Soon

University of Iowa professors and students will be kicking off Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) projects throughout the county this fall.

UI partners with Decorah, Iowa City, and Sioux City on sustainability

Through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), University of Iowa professors and students help Iowa communities build a more sustainable tomorrow by addressing the economic, environmental, and socio-cultural issues of today.

Students, city focus on sustainability

Each work day brings a variety of projects to Washington’s Chamber of Commerce director Michelle Peiffer and Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library.

Plans for Muscatine riverfront are coming into focus

From arts, to fitness, to fauna, Muscatine residents and leaders were treated to three different visions for the future of the Mucatine riverfront on Saturday. They were on display at the Pearl City Station at the park Saturday afternoon as part of a project for a group of University of Iowa students with its School of Urban and Regional Planning. The public presentation for residents at the...

Business students help build Iowa communities

University of Iowa marketing students are using their newfound expertise to help a pair of eastern Iowa towns build their economies by attracting new employers and new residents. The undergraduate students are marketing majors in the Tippie College of Business who are participating in the Marketing Institute, a program that operates like a consulting firm of sorts, to give students the opportunity...

University of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities hosting upcoming focus group

The University of Iowa's Initiative for Sustainable Communities is holding an upcoming focus group as part of its Workforce Retention project. Through the project, urban and regional planning graduate students are working with the city of Cedar Rapids to better understand what keeps people in the city.

Your 2014 resolutions for Iowa's Creative Corridor

We were overwhelmed by the response to our call for your New Year's resolutions for our region. This word cloud of commonly reoccurring words from your submissions offer a glimpse into the varied, ambitious goals we have for this remarkable place.