On the Radio: UI students help Iowa communities go green


Listen to this week’s radio segment here.  It features the work of some UI students in Burlington, Charles City, Decorah and Oskaloosa.

For the past two school years, second-year students at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning have helped Iowa towns plan for a cleaner, healthier future.

This year, 21 graduate students served as volunteer consultants in four communities. Their accomplishments included:

  • Helping Decorah to revise its city plan to include smart planning principles;
  • Evaluating the impacts of Oskaloosa’s waste hauling system;
  • Analyzing ways to redevelop Burlington’s historic downtown;
  • And recommending ways to clean up the Cedar River near Charles City through credits trading.

It is efforts like these that will help Iowa communities survive and thrive well into the future.

For more information, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank You.

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