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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.

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Zuhlke Publishes Book on Trust in Government and Drinking Water

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Samantha Zuhlke's new book, The Profits of Distrust: Citizen-Consumers, Drinking Water, and the Crisis of Confidence in American Government, has recently been published and is now available from Cambridge University Press.
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Public Affairs Student Receives Human Rights Award

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
The Iowa City Human Rights Commission has chosen UI public affairs master’s student, Jocelyn Williams, as the Kenneth Cmiel Human Rights Award recipient, based on her strong commitment to housing as a human right.
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Virtual Admissions Info Sessions on Public Affairs and Planning Oct. 27 & Nov. 9

Thursday, October 20, 2022
All undergrad majors are welcome!
WHAT: Info. sessions to learn more about our masters degrees in Urban & Regional Planning (URP) and Public Affairs (MPA). Join us to: