Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities

The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is a campus-wide effort at the University of Iowa to enhance the capacity of Iowa's communities to address the economic, environmental, and social-cultural issues they face today and build a more sustainable future.

The School of Urban and Regional Planning participates in IISC through its Field Problems courses which are required of all students. These projects partner students and faculty with Iowa's urban and rural communities to identify, design and implement sustainability-focused projects. In doing so, we provide significant outreach to Iowa's communities, while transforming teaching and learning at the University of Iowa. Below are Field Problems reports conducted in partnership with IISC in recent years. Information about the entire campus-wide IISC project is available on their website.