The University of Iowa

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Greening Downtown Spaces

Students in the course Public Policy and Persuasion will explore case studies and best management practices, as well as existing conditions in Clinton, to develop policy, programming, and infrastructure recommendations for "greening" the downtown...
map of total annual rooftop solar PV generation potential in Iowa City

Iowa City Solar Study

Students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs course Environmental Policy researched technical and policy solutions to advance more solar energy generation in Iowa City, with a focus on resilience, economic benefits, and equitable access. UI...
Sabula dock design

Sabula Municipal Dock Design and Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will evaluate and design a municipal dock along the Mississippi River for the City of Sabula, Iowa. The city of Sabula, Iowa, is an island town situated on...
Maquoketa River- Jackson County Source: Photo Voice, Maquoketa River Watershed Stories

Maquoketa River WMA Sustainability Marketing

Students enrolled in the Tippie College of Business course Marketing and Sustainability worked in teams to develop three different marketing and communications campaigns for the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority. The Maquoketa River...
Monticello Site Visit

Monticello Floodplain and Prairie Restoration

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a group of students completed engineering plans for the redesign of a riverside constructed wetland and a 12-acre flood plain and prairie in...
People outside, in front of the future site for the Manchester Fish Hatchery Mural

Manchester Fish Hatchery Mural

MFA students will design and install a public art piece for the Manchester Fish Hatchery, driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflects the values, stories, and/or identity of the community.
MRWMA site visit

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan - Phase I

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a watershed management plan for the Maquoketa River Watershed. This project was completed as part of IISC's partnership with...
Floor Plan and Site Layout for Camp Courageous Cultural Education Center

Camp Courageous Cultural Education Center

Civil & Environmental Engineering students enrolled in the Senior Design Capstone course designed a site plan for an ADA-compliant cultural education center at Camp Courageous. Camp Courageous is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides...
Site visit

Jackson County Clean Energy Plan

Working in conjunction with the Jackson Clean Energy District (Jackson CED), graduate students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs developed a Clean Energy Plan for Jackson County, Iowa. Jackson CED exists to strengthen Jackson County...