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: Joshua Engelbrecht

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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

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Nguyen Receives Award for Best Paper

Monday, July 11, 2022
Associate Professor Phuong Nguyen recently received Best Paper Award from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference. The paper, “Impact of home rule on municipal boundary and fiscal expansion: Evidence from Texas,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Regional Science.
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The Skills You Need to Move the World (and Your Career) Forward: New Online Certificate in Transportation Planning

Friday, June 24, 2022
School of Planning and Public Affairs
Today’s transportation problems transcend disciplinary boundaries. The new Online Certificate in Transportation Planning at the UI School of Planning and Public Affairs prepares professionals to face this challenge.
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New Beginnings: A UI Professor’s Journey to Help Grow a New MPA Program

Friday, June 24, 2022
School of Planning and Public Affairs
Professor Samantha Zuhlke feels that she is starting a new adventure at the same time as the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs’ (SPPA) first master’s in public affairs cohort.