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Outreach & Engagement News

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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...

2019 GRANT WOOD PUBLIC ART RESIDENCY

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...

Spring 2019 Grant Awards

January 14, 2019
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has one of the few internal grant programs that encourages intercollegiate collaboration for activities across the state. Annually, the office awards $90,000 during three different cycles through three grant programs: the Community Impact Grant, the Outreach...

Students Foster Community Conversations

January 10, 2019
The value of our partnerships with communities across Iowa often extends beyond any single project outcome or final deliverable. Collaborative projects can bring together residents and community-based organizations that coalesce around a broad community goal. Many student-led projects involve...

Building a Healthy Newton: What's Right for Newton?

January 8, 2019
The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Office of Outreach and Engagement, and Grinnell College are pleased to announce their collaboration with the city of Newton, Iowa, on the Newton Community Health Project. This community-engaged project to increase healthy behaviors from the ground up...

We're Seeking Our Next IISC Partner

November 21, 2018
The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) Request for Proposals is now open! The Office of Outreach and Engagement is seeking an IISC community partner for the 2019-20 academic year. The magnitude and depth of an IISC partnership make it unlike any other resource or service we offer...