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: Maya Simon

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Ranking of master's programs in urban and regional planning without a PhD, according to Planetizen in 2017.

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States in which urban and regional planning alumni work.

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Maya Simon sitting on parked bicycle with feet in the air

Student Spotlight: Maya Simon

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Participants in IISC Muscatine capston project, standing in front of Eastern Iowa Community College sign.

First Cohort of Master's of Public Affairs Students to Graduate May 13

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The first group of students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs' master's program will celebrate their commencement this Friday, May 13th. Read more about their experience and hear firsthand
Iva Stojanov & Jovana Kolasinac in SPPA drafting room

Two Students from University of Belgrade, Serbia, Visit SPPA

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
After several years of hard work, interrupted by COVID, an exchange program with the University of Belgrade, Serbia, has finally come about.