2014-2015 Projects

In 2014-2015, our Field Problems projects were done in partnership with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and the cities of Sioux City and Decorah as well as Winneshiek County, of which Decorah is the capital seat.  In Sioux City our projects included developing a bicycle plan for the city and a redevelopment plan for an arterial street that leads through an older neighborhood.  In addition, our students performed an analysis of older housing in Sioux City and made recommendations for housing policies that would address problems associated with an older housing stock.  In Decorah, our students performed an analysis of water quantity and quality issues for a creek that runs through the center of that small city.  In addition, students prepared an economic impact study for Winneshiek County, examining the economic costs and benefits of possible frac sand mining operations there.

Decorah Stormwater Management Plan8MB
Frac-Sand Mining in Winneshiek County: A Comprehensive Impact Study6MB
Leeds/Floyd Boulevard Corridor Study, Sioux City, Iowa11MB
Sioux City Active Transportation Plan22MB
Sioux City Neighborhood Housing Study and Executive Summary9MB