The University of Iowa

Economic Development

Economic Development

Welcome Center

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the students had the opportunity to complete a site design for the Center Complex and the structural design of the Welcome Center for the city of...

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...

Reimagining the South Port of Dubuque

Students developed four design alternatives for the South Port in that were in line with the sustainable vision of Dubuque and based upon significant community input. Following the redevelopment of the North Port, city officials in Dubuque wanted to...

Housing for a Vibrant Dubuque

Students studied factors that affect a household's locational choice and developed seven recommendations for the City of Dubuque to fulfill its vision of creating a choice of livable neighborhoods and opportunities would attract and retain...

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...

South Airport Site Development Improvements

Engineering students created a Master Redevelopment Plan that presented findings on the condition of Iowa City's airport facilities and made recommendations on how to most efficiently develop the farmland around the decommissioned southern runway to...
Green Alleyways study

Green Alleyways

Students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning gave four recommendations to the City of Iowa City and the Iowa City Downtown District about waste management in local alleyways in order to increase the use of the sustainability potential of...
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Strategic Communication Campaign for Marketing Sustainability

Undergraduate students created three strategic communication plans for the City of Iowa City. The goal of these plans is to help city communicators gain local and regional attention to the sustainability efforts in Iowa City. Each of the campaigns...