Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

Connecting the UI with Iowa communities.

2021-2022 engaged learning projects with IISC

Exemplary student project award for Tama’s 2040 plan

Student Spotlight: Liz Heron

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Ranking of master's programs in urban and regional planning without a PhD, according to Planetizen in 2019.

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States in which urban and regional planning alumni work.

News & Events

Maggie Schnurr and Payton Colbert discuss their research with state legislator.

Students Share Policy Research with Legislators

Friday, May 12, 2023
Representatives from the Graduate College recent shared information with legislators at Hawkeye Caucus Day in Des Moines about the important work our programs and students are doing in the state of Iowa.
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Zuhlke Invited to Speak on the Role of Land Trusts in Local Policy Development

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Samantha Zuhlke will participate in the Civil Society and Sustainability Conference to be hosted by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University in late May, based on her designation as a “cutting-edge scholar.”
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Alumni Spotlight: Cami Rasmussen

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Getting her MPA degree brought Cami a wealth of new knowledge that significantly supplemented her nine years of experience as a current city administrator and 25 years in local government.