Thursday, May 14, 2020

Saving the Planet through Service in Public Affairs and Urban Planning—Graduate Studies at the University of Iowa

One of our planet’s enduring grand challenges is how we collectively, creatively, and democratically respond to key challenges facing our communities, nation, and the world. Among these challenges are environmental change, including an increased incidence and intensity of disasters such as flooding, sea level rise, and wildfires attributable to climate change; health care; an aging population; pandemics; addiction; inadequate infrastructure; inequality; unaffordable housing; racism; access to sustainable transportation; immigration; economic development; and public safety.

Graduate study at the University of Iowa offers important opportunities to prepare for careers in a variety of fields in the public and nonprofit sectors that address these key challenges.  In particular, two master’s degrees--one in Public Affairs and the other in Urban and Regional Planning--open up opportunities for obtaining knowledge and skills that prepare individuals for a lifetime’s work in making the world a better place to live.

To find out more, sign up for a one-hour online meeting sponsored by the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning that will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 am CDT.  To register, go to Saving the Planet   For more information, contact Anne Nessa at or Charles Connerly at


10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 
Please register by going to Saving the Planet. For more information, please contact Anne Nessa or 319-335-0041.


All undergraduate majors are accepted into the master’s programs in Urban and Regional Planning and Public Affairs


Zoom conferencing