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

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Faculty member Phuong Nguyen’s recent paper on tax increment financing (TIF) in Iowa has been published on AERA Open.

City Adopts Comprehensive Plan Developed by UI Students

Monday, December 7, 2020
City council members for the City of Tama, Iowa, recently adopted a 2040 comprehensive plan created by a team of urban planning students at the University of Iowa.

Meet the New Students

Friday, October 16, 2020
Our new incoming students recently took a moment to follow our tradition and pose for a group picture, even though it couldn't be in our beloved drafting room.

Community Projects Receive Press

Thursday, October 15, 2020
The year-long capstone projects by urban planning graduate students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs (SPPA) are receiving considerable media attention this fall.

Students Win 2020 Exemplary Student Project Award

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A project by four, May 2019 graduates of Iowa’s School of Planning and Public Affairs has received the “2020 Exemplary Student Project” award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

Connerly Authors New Book, "Green, Fair and Prosperous: Paths to a Sustainable Iowa"

Monday, August 24, 2020
Chuck Connerly, Professor and Director, School of Planning and Public Affairs, has written a new book titled, Green, Fair, and Prosperous:...

University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning is now the School of Planning and Public Affairs

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
On June 4, 2020, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the University of Iowa’s request to rename the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning as the School of Planning and Public Affairs.