University of Iowa

Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council

Iowa Counties 
Woodbury

Located in northwest Iowa near the scenic Loess Hill, Sioux City is a part of the larger tri-state metropolitan area that encompasses Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. With over 82,000 residents, Sioux City's focus is on creating a viable, sustainable downtown economy and a multifaceted transportation network to enhance the city's land development, tourism, community pride, and resident engagement. The partnership was led by Michelle Bostinelos, Transportation Planning Director of the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitian Planning Organization, and Charlie Cowell, Planner at the City of Sioux City. Partnership Profile Image: United Convention, City of Sioux City

Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council Projects

2015-2016

Salix Comprehensive Plan

Students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning developed a model comprehensive plan for the City of Salix that incorporated Smart Growth principles. Small communities in Woodbury County are experiencing increased development pressure due to the growth of industry and urbanization. In...

Sioux City - Farmers' Market Mapping

Students from the Geographical and Sustainability Sciences department used GIS to map the sources of the farmers’ market products and locations of their vendors, giving consumers, and market managers - it is a visual understanding of the area over which the local products are sourced. In addition,...

Sioux City - Greenspace Plan

Graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning researched the following five greenspace priorities for the City of Sioux City and created recommendations on how best to increase greenspaces downtown: opportunities for adding greenspaces along sidewalks; opportunities and designs...

Sioux City - Radon Mapping

A student in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences assisted the Siouxland District Health Department with this goal by researching and mapping information about radon concentrations at zip code level throughout Woodbury County. In collaboration with SIMPCO, the Siouxland...

Siouxland - Branding SIMPCO

Students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institute worked with SIMPCO to explore, research, and produce recommendations on ways that SIMPCO could more effectively brand their programs and services to existing and new constituents. The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is...

2014-2015

Sioux City - Allying and Practicing Social Justice

Students from the college of Social Work conducted a project that was focused on several programs within the Sioux City area that were seeking to improve their services for and communications with members of the population that are from traditionally disadvantaged and oppressed groups. The students...

Sioux City - Sustainability Marketing Plan

Students in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute partnered with three Sioux City based community organizations that promote sustainability to better coordinate the organizations' activities and messaging to the Sioux City public. These organizations were the Farmers' Market, the...

Siouxland - Perry Creek Flood Control and Design

Widening, straightening, embankment work, conduit reconstruction, levees, drainage structures, public and private utilities relocation, bridges, street construction, and appurtenant flood control measures to protect persons and property in the Perry Creek Valley. The project started at the Missouri...