UI urban planning students walking through a field near Maquoketa, Iowa as part of their Field Problems community outreach course.

Students' Engaged Learning Projects for 2021-2022 with IISC

Fundraising Success!

Our very first GOLDrush campaign was a success!

Travis Kraus, IISC Director Receives Civic Engagement Leadership Award

Travis Kraus, Director of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), received the 2021 Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award from the Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC).

Three Alums in Cedar Rapids Instrumental in Derecho Recovery

Three School of Planning and Public Affairs alums have been instrumental in helping Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recover from the derecho that hit the city in August 2020. What is a derecho?

New Combined Degree with MPA and Law

A new option is now available for graduate students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Public Affairs and a J.D. (Law) degree at the same time, completing them both in four years.

New Certificate in Urban Studies for Undergraduates

We are pleased to share that creation of our new Certificate in Urban Studies has been included in a recent edition of Iowa Now.

Fiscal Effects of Tax Increment Financing on Iowa’s Rural School Districts

Faculty member Phuong Nguyen’s recent paper on tax increment financing (TIF) in Iowa has been published on AERA Open.