Articles from July 2008

GPURP Study Finds Complex Neighborhood Valuation Effects from Siting of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects

GPURP Study Finds Complex Neighborhood Valuation Effects from Siting of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects

<p>The relationship between locating low income housing and appreciation of neighboring single family homes may be more complex than suggested by current theory.
Two 2003 alums featured in Planning magazine

Two 2003 alums featured in Planning magazine

The <i>Planning</i> article, "Check Them Out: Best places for new planners to work," quotes two URP alums from the class of 2003.
Field Problems Project Approved by Fairfield

Bikeway and Walkway Plan Comes to Fruition

<p>In April the Jefferson County Trails Council started putting up signs around Fairfield, Iowa for a citywide Bikeway/Walkway system. The original plan dates to a 2006 study by five University of Iowa URP students as a Field Problems project.
Alum Dean Palos Inducted into AICP's College of Fellows

Alum Dean Palos Inducted into AICP's College of Fellows

<p>APA news release:<br/>
For Immediate Release April 17, 2008<br/>
Contact:<br/>
Dean C. Palos, FAICP, 913-715-2220, dean.palos@jocogov.org<br/>
Ryan Scherzinger, 202-349-1008, rscherzinger@planning.org</p>
Student Contributions Result in Main Street Iowa Award

Student Contributions Result in Main Street Iowa Award

The annual Main Street Iowa Awards ceremony was held in Des Moines on April 18th and Professor John Fuller received this year's award for the "Best Business/Financial Assistance Program or Event"...

Alum's Article on Sustainable Community Forests Published

<p>One of our more prolific graduates, Jim Schwab, employed with the APA, has just published an article in the Spring 2008 issue of <i>American Forests</i>.
If You Thought Last Winter Was Tough...

If You Thought Last Winter Was Tough...

<p>Last winter's snow and ice were mighty tough going for those of us who work at the University of Iowa. But this month's flooding threatens to have far more lasting effects, almost all of them bad.