Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is a multi-departmental effort at the University of Iowa to enhance the capacity of Iowa's communities to address the economic, environmental, and social-cultural issues they face today and build a more sustainable future.

The School of Planning and Public Affairs founded IISC in 2009 through its engaged-learning capstone courses which are required of all our students. These projects partner students and faculty with Iowa's urban and rural communities to identify, design and implement sustainability-focused projects. In doing so, we provide significant outreach to Iowa's communities, while transforming teaching and learning at the University of Iowa.

2009-present IISC student final reports

1986-present final reports, including those completed prior to the creation of IISC