Environmental Sustainability

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Dubuque - 50% by 2030

Published
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Academic year
2024-2025
Partner

Students in a Journalism and Mass Communication class, will focus on general public communication built around Dubuque's goal to achieve 50% greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The students will focus on communications with local businesses around the climate goals.

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Dubuque - Green Alleyways Assessment

Published
Monday, September 18, 2023
Academic year
2023-2024
Partner

The City of Dubuque seeks to establish performance measures/metrics for their Green Alleys Reconstruction program.

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Dubuque - Affordable Housing Action Plan

Published
Monday, September 18, 2023
Academic year
2023-2024
Partner

Dubuque has been working to improve access to affordable housing and is poised for the next step in its process. In recent years, it has had several different kinds of housingassessments completed. It has incentivized homeowner rehabilitation and has passed incentives for developers to create nearly 800 new units. It’s also created more infill by removing dilapidated buildings. Despite considerable action in this area, Dubuque faces challenges.

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Clinton - Greening Downtown through Cycling

Published
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Academic year
2022-2023
Partner

Students in a course in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed recommendations to "green" downtown Clinton by improving opportunities for cycling.

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Iowa City Solar Study

Published
Friday, February 18, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
Partner

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 faculty members Scott Spak, Adam Skibbe, and Travis Kraus worked with local stakeholders to complete the study. 

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Sabula Municipal Dock Design and Engineering

Published
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
Partner

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. 

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Muscatine Community College Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility (SER) Initiative

Published
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
Partner

Second-year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) students collaborated with administrators and students at Muscatine Community College in the development of policies and best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing a Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility (SER) Initiative.

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Maquoketa River WMA Sustainability Marketing

Published
Friday, January 7, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

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.

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Monticello Floodplain and Prairie Restoration

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

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 Monticello, Iowa. 

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Manchester Fish Hatchery Mural

Published
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022

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.

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Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan - Phase I

Published
Monday, October 11, 2021
Academic year
2021-2022

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 the City of Manchester for the 2020-21 academic year.  

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Camp Courageous Cultural Education Center

Published
Monday, September 6, 2021
Academic year
2021-2022

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.