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

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Making an Environmental Impact with Urban Planning Degree

Monday, February 20, 2023
URP alumna Jennifer Jordan’s exuberance for conservation continues to influence municipal waste and resource management.
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Improving Equitable Home Ownership in Iowa

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Stephanie Murphy, SPPA alum and Executive Director of the Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC), was recently quoted in the Cedar Rapids Gazette in an article about equitable home ownership.
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Spak Selected for EPA Advisory Panel

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Associate Professor Scott Spak was recently appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB).