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Economic Development

Economic Development
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Manchester Strategic Development Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs will create a Strategic Growth Plan for the City of Manchester. In recent years, city officials and other local groups in Manchester,...
North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Housing Needs Assessment

Graduate students in the course Housing Policy in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a Housing Needs Assessment for the City of North Liberty. The City Council of North Liberty desired to better understand the nature of housing...
North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Civic Corridor Plan

Graduate students in the course Growth Management in the School of Urban & Regional Planning reimagined land use and transportation in an underdeveloped section of North Liberty, with the idea of helping to create a new "Civic Corridor". North...
Manning, Iowa

Manning's Schmidt Building Restoration Design & Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students conducted a structural analysis of the Schmidt Building in downtown Manning. Students also created design alternatives for the interior and facade of the...
Elks Club interior

Webster City Elks Club Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students conducted a structural analysis of the historic Elks Club Building in downtown Webster City. The project included design alternatives for the interior and...
Law students

Webster City - Models for Community Impact Investing

Clinic law students, who are second or third year students at the University of Iowa College of Law participating in the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP) explored models for community-driven investment vehicles in two Iowa communities-...
URP students at Keokuk football game

Keokuk Downtown Redevelopment Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created a redevelopment plan for downtown Keokuk, Iowa. The main goals of the plan were to create a sustainable redevelopment plan to...