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Waterloo was an IISC partner for the 2020-21 academic year. 

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Waterloo Projects

2020-2021

Pedestrian Bridge

Cedar Prairie Trail Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design for replacement of a pedestrian bridge for the Cedar Prairie Trail in Waterloo, Iowa. The City of Waterloo hopes to replace two pedestrian bridges along the Cedar Prairie Trail that...
Waterloo site visit

Church Row Neighborhood Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a neighborhood plan for Waterloo's Church Row neighborhood. The City of Waterloo (pop. 67,798) sought assistance with the...
Parking Meter

Downtown Waterloo Parking Study

Students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs graduate course Transportation Demand Analysis completed a parking study for Waterloo’s downtown district. The City of Waterloo, in coordination with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable...
Waterloo Fire Rescue

Fire Rescue Community Risk Assessment

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students used GIS to analyze risk factors and indicators of emergency management hotspots in Waterloo. Community Risk Reduction is defined...
Waterloo community visit

Housing Policy & Resources - Part I

Students in the Fall semester Policy and Persuasion course worked with Waterloo representatives to first identify some of the most pressing issues related to home ownership and affordability, and then to develop policy recommendations for the City...
Landlord Manual cover

Housing Policy & Resources - Part II

Students in the Spring semester Policy and Persuasion course continued developing policy recommendations around high-priority housing issues in Waterloo, building on work done by groups in the previous semester and creating both policy...
Edison Site

Master Plan for former Edison School site

Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a site development plan for the area around the former Edison Elementary school building. The City of Waterloo is considering alternatives for redevelopment of a site that was the location of...
Rail Crossing Overpass

Pedestrian Overpass for 4th Street Rail Crossing

Civil & Environmental Engineering students will design a pedestrian overpass that prevents unsafe crossings at a busy railroad and street intersection in Waterloo, Iowa. The City of Waterloo is exploring ways to improve safety and mobility at a...
Fair Chance Initiative Flyer

Waterloo Fair Chance Initiative Study

College of Law students in the Community Empowerment Law Project conducted a study to evaluate the implementation and community awareness about the Fair Chance Initiative in Waterloo, also known as "Ban the Box". As a step towards addressing...
Waterloo Neighborhoods

Waterloo Neighborhood Maps

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students will create visually-appealing and dynamic maps to show organizational and jurisdictional subsections of Waterloo. The geography...
Artist Sean Elizabeth Tyler in front of mural Source: Christopher Zoeller, The Courier

Waterloo Public Art

Working closely with Waterloo’s Center for the Arts, MFA students will design and install a public art piece driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflects the values, stories and/or identity of the community.
WPL GIS map

Waterloo Public Library Account Holder Map and Database

The Waterloo Public Library sought to understand how account holders were spread across Waterloo in order to identify areas that may need to be better served. Addresses of existing account holders were mapped with GIS, which provided several...
sump_pump_analysis

Waterloo Sump Pump Discharge Systems Design & Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students recommended and designed systems for resolving sump pump discharge issues that have created problems in residential Waterloo neighborhoods. The City of...