University of Iowa

Columbus Junction

Iowa Counties 

The City of Columbus Junction is situated at the confluence of the Iowa and Cedar Rivers in Louisa County. The community has a deep history shaped by the railroad, farming, and industry. Columbus Junction has a diverse population, with a large Latino community. After the 2008 floods, which devastated local busisnesses, the City is interested increasing their sustainabilty efforts and community engagement of local residents.

Columbus Junction Projects


Keep Columbus Beautiful Celebration

Students developed a series of events that aligned with Earth Day celebrations and involved residents. The final proposal outlined three goals and strategies: actively engage residents in community projects that incorporate sustainability; raise household awareness of resources to help sustain,...