New Combined Degree with MPA and Law

Monday, March 29, 2021
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

Monday, March 1, 2021
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

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.