University of Iowa

Downtown

Downtown
Planning students visit downtown Webster City

Webster City Downtown Strategic Plan

Working in collaboration with the Webster City Community Vitality director and the local business community, graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning will complete a strategic plan to revitalize the downtown commercial district...
Delwood Elementary School

Delmar Community Vision Plan

In a report to the Delmar Economic Development Group, a graduate student in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed an independent project that provides recommendations and identifies resources that help achieve a community-driven...
Main Street Mason City project team

Main Street Mason City Strategic Communications Campaign

Journalism & Mass Communication students developed a strategic communications campaign for Main Street Mason City, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization with a mission to “enhance, promote and preserve downtown Mason City as a diverse business,...
Mural in downton Clinton, Iowa

Clinton Downtown Mural

MFA student Ali Hval designed and painted a mural in downtown Clinton, Iowa, assisted by fellow MFA student Marina Ross. Artist Ali Hval was selected by the Office of Outreach & Engagement to design and install a mural for an exterior wall...

Mason City Farmers Market Study and Marketing

In a report to the City of Mason City and North Iowa Farmers’ Market Board of Directors, students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institute: Business Consulting class provided recommendations for a permanent location for a community farmers market...

Lost Nation Downtown Revitalization Study

Students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institute: Business Consulting class conducted research and made recommendations on best competitive practices to attract entrepreneurs and small entrepreneurial businesses to locate in downtown Lost Nation...

SSMID Planning, Creation, and Implementation

Students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning conducted research on best practices for creation of a SSMID for Cedar Rapids, IA. Students held public meetings and worked with CV/NB Main Street staff to acquire the necessary support to pass a...

Mississippi Riverfront Redevelopment Plan

Students surveyed best practices of community riverfront redevelopment efforts similar to what was being looked at for the redevelopment of the section of the Mississippi River in Muscatine. The students solicited community input to identify the...

Downtown Redevelopment in Burlington

In order to meet the needs of Burlington's vision to enhance the downtown, students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning completed a market analysis for adaptive reuse of a historic building while also developing an overall plan for...