Articles from August 2007

Featured Alumni - Karin Franklin

Featured Alumni - Karin Franklin

<p>Karin Franklin, a 1981 graduate, served as Iowa City's Director of Planning and Community Development before her retirement in July 2007.
A New Housing Study for Iowa

A New Housing Study for Iowa

<p>Iowans may have become poorer since 2000, while housing has become proportionately more expensive. Growth is concentrating in just a few metropolitan areas - Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City.
Open House

Field Problems travels further afield

Field Problems students are traveling even further afield this year. One group will be working with Coon Rapids, one of three recipients in the first round of Iowa Great Places Awards.
Student profile - Bill Micheel, 1st Year Graduate Student

Student profile - Bill Micheel, 1st Year Graduate Student

<p>My favorite thing about the department is the people and the social events. The department had a flag football team this fall, we’re having a basketball team this winter, and are going to have a softball team this spring.
Policy Summit: Planning for a Better Region

Policy Summit: Planning for a Better Region

<p>On February 3, GPURP hosted a policy summit titled “Planning for a Better Region: A Summit for Policy Makers, Planners, and the Public in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Region.
Students present plan to Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Commission

Students present plan to Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Commission

<p>Graduating students Bogdana Rus, Kara Homan, and Michael Ayer presented their Mount Vernon Parks and Schools Safe Connections Plan to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission the evening of Wednesday, April 18.
The Context of Local Economic Development Policy

The Context of Local Economic Development Policy

<p>Students of local development policy in the United States quickly learn that the practice is better characterized by pragmatic responses to interregional competition than by allusions to economic theory or abstract principles.
Professor Ole B. Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark Presents lecture

Professor Ole B. Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark Presents lecture

Professor Ole Jensen, Department of Architecture and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark presented a lecture on the University of Iowa Campus Monday, April 23rd titled, “Making European Space:...
National Housing Trust President gives guest lectures

National Housing Trust President gives guest lectures

<p>Michael Bodaken, President of the National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation, entertained students in the Housing Finance class recently with the story of how he ended up in community development, via tenant organizing in Topeka, Kansas,
Congratulations to our newest graduates

Congratulations to our newest graduates

Fifteen Urban and Regional Planning students received their Masters degrees on Saturday, May 12th in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Two of our faculty, Alan Peters and Rick Funderburg, were honored to assist with commencement this year.