Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

Connecting the UI with Iowa communities.

Exemplary Student Project Award for Tama’s 2040 Plan

URP alumni lead Derecho response initiative

Grad students pursue initiatives in IISC partnership

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

Group of planning and public affairs students sitting on couch in the foyer on 3rd floor of Jessup Hall with one student laying across them horizontally.


States in which urban and regional planning alumni work.

News & Events


New Undergrad Course Approved for Social Sciences Gen Ed

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Professor Sam Zuhlke will be teaching PBAF/URP 2020:Environment and Society: Sustainability, Policy, and Politics starting in Spring 2022. This new course meets the Social Sciences Gen Ed requirement for undergrads!

Virtual Open House: Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The School of Planning and Public Affairs will hold a virtual Open House for students interested in either of our master's degree programs:  Public Affairs or Urban and Regional Planning.