The University of Iowa

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan

An effective path toward cleaner water and flood management in Iowa includes a strong emphasis on a watershed approach, which considers the entire area of land that drains into a body of water, such as river or lake. A watershed approach...

Manchester Sustainable Development Plan

In recent years, city officials and other local groups in Manchester, Iowa have been proactive about growing and improving their community. In particular, aggressive strategies to stimulate housing development and investments in tourism have started...

Manchester Water Source Protection Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created design alternatives for water source protection in areas within and surrounding Manchester, Iowa. The City of Manchester has levels of nitrates...
Linn County, Iowa

Linn County Windfarm Suitability Analysis

In conjunction with officials from Linn County Iowa, graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a Windfarm Suitability Analysis study for the unincorporated Linn County area. Advancements in wind energy technology are...
Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City- Terry Trueblood Adaptation Plan

As part of the Environmental Policy and Management course, students from the School of Urban and Regional Planning assisted the City of Iowa City with an adaption plan for Terry Trueblood Park. As part of the City of Iowa City's actions on climate...
Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City- Envisioning Iowa City for Year 2228

As a part of the 8 Generational Plan: Envisioning Cities course taught in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, a group of 10 UI students will present their long-term visions for Iowa City as America’s Next Great Regenerative City. This...
Boone County

Boone County Fish Barrier- Design and Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided an evaluation of the spillway at the Don Williams Recreation Area and design of a barrier to prevent the loss of game and pan fish, and the related...
Beacon City Hall design

City of Beacon City Hall Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed a new city hall building for the City of Beacon, and provided recommendations for teardown and disposal of the existing building, including ways...
Bellevue site development design

Bellevue Site Development and Stormwater Management

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for development of a new residential neighborhood in Bellevue, as well as a stormwater management plan for the site. The City of Bellevue...