Through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities program, second-year students at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning are serving as unpaid professional consultants in Iowa towns.
Over the last two academic years, student groups in the Graduate College program have worked on a variety of projects with seven small towns in Iowa. This year, Burlington is developing a plan to revitalize historic downtown properties. Charles City is using the proximity of the Cedar River to redesign its downtown as a recreational destination. Decorah is working on a smart-growth comprehensive plan revision. Oskaloosa is developing a sustainable waste-management system.
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