News

Nontraditional Student Brings People Together Through His Non-Profit Organization

One of our graduate students, Ayman Sharif, has quite a story to tell. It includes coming to the U.S. from Sudan, being an undergrad-to-graduate student pursuing a B.S.

Alum in APA's Climate Action Plan Article

Anne Russett, URP alum, is featured in the American Planning Association’s April edition of Planning Magazine.

Self-driving Vehicle Study Makes the News

Local TV station, KCRG in Cedar Rapids, recently posted a news story on UPR students’ work on self-driving vehicles.

Iowa Council of Governments Awards the Work of URP Alums

The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments (ICOG) is pleased to present two new awards during its annual staff training event in Grinnell, Iowa, on February 14, 2019:...

New Combined Degree in Sustainable Water Development and Urban and Regional Planning

Students may now simultaneously pursue graduate degrees in Sustainable Water Development (from the College of Engineering) and Urban and Regional Planning.

Field Problems Final Reports Now Accessible by the Public

Every year URP second-year master's students complete a two semester long field problems project for a community in Iowa, supported by the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities.

Internship Assists Town with Unique Population

Jocelyn Borjas, second-year URP student, took on an internship this past summer in the small town of Columbus Junction, IA (population around 1,900).

Alum Becomes New Chamber Director in Kalona

Ben Curtis, class of 2016, has been selected to be the new director for the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce in Kalona, IA.

International Student Helps Improve Safety of Cyclists and Pedestrians for Local MPO

As a recipient of a Graduate Summer Fellowship, Fernando Oliveira was able to incorporate his research for transportation projects in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area with practical application.

Alums Win Awards at 2018 Iowa APA Conference

A number of University of Iowa urban planning alums, six in fact, were recently presented with awards at the 2018 Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa.