This year nine Urban and Regional Planning students will be participating in the annual Jakobsen Conference on March 24. Through the generous contributions from the Jakobsen family, the Graduate College, and local businesses, the Graduate Student Senate is able to provide this local venue for graduate students to present and view research of fellow graduate students at the University of Iowa. Held each Spring semester, the Jakobsen Conference provides a well-attended, public forum for oral and poster presentations.
Urban and Regional Planning student participants and presenters include Eric Isaacs, Michael Beach, Yana Li, Nick Benson, Michele Vitale, Adam Gebhart, Hannah Papineschi (2 papers), Robyn Fennig (2 papers), and Kehla West.
Eric Isaacs, Michael Beach, Yana Li, Nick Benson, Michele Vitale, Adam Gebhart, Hannah Papineschi, Robyn Fennig will talk about their project, “Renewable Energy Capacity Mapping and Policy in Dubuque, Iowa.”
Robyn Fennig will also present a paper titled, “Enhanced Floodplain Management Strategies: Reducing Flood Vulnerability in Cedar County, Iowa.”
Hannah Papineschi will discuss “Planning and Fiction: Mega-structures as Meta-homes.”
Kehla West will present her work on, “Zoning, Total Car Ratios, and Housing – A study of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.”
You may read more information about each of these papers at http://gss.grad.uiowa.edu/jakobsen-conference/abstracts/2012?department=Urban+and+Regional+Planning
Students in the photo are (from left to right): Eric Isaacs, Adam Gebhart, Hannah Papineschi, Michele Vitale, Yana Li, Nick Benson, and Michael Beach.