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 Newton Community Health Partnership Progress & Plans

May 2, 2019
Introducing sustainable community health programs in Newton, Iowa. That's the goal for students, faculty, and staff from University of Iowa and Grinnell College—in collaboration with former Iowa governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation—...

Student Work Makes its Way to the Iowa Legislature

March 29, 2019
For two years, University of Iowa students have been exploring the potential of land banks, which are legal entities that can stimulate redevelopment of blighted properties for affordable housing and economic development. This spring, the Iowa legislature is considering land bank legislation based...


March 18, 2019
“ What I think about when I consider public art has broadened substantially due to the concepts we've talked about in class and the examples and stories and histories we've looked at. I'm already thinking more consciously about what impact I can have in a community and how to think outside of just...

Next IISC Partner Chosen

March 5, 2019
Keokuk Chosen as the Next Community to Partner with the Iowa Initiative For Sustainable Communities at The University Of Iowa The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) at the University of Iowa is proud to announce Keokuk as its next community partner. A small, rural town of about 10,...

Open House to Plan for Iowa City's Transportation Needs

February 26, 2019
Advancing transportation technologies such as autonomous vehicles and shared transportation will be coming to Iowa City. How will they impact residents? University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning students will lead discussions with residents on the future of transit, commuting, and...