2017-2018 Projects

In 2017-2018, second year Urban and Regional Planning students completed four Field Problems projects for the City of Mason City and the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA). In Mason City, our students worked with residents of that city's North End, as well as the planning department, to develop an innovative approach, a progressive dinner, to obtain citizen input regarding the future of that neighborhood. The students used this to craft a North End revitalization plan. For ECIA, another group of students worked with the Jackson County Economic Alliance to develop a plan for attracting young families to live in Jackson County.  Another group of students worked with ECIA and Cedar County to develop a county comprehensive plan as well as a Great Places Visioning Plan. Finally, a fourth group of students worked with ECIA and the City of Clinton to develop an economic development plan for that city.  All of these plans and projects will help these cities and counties to improve their overall quality of life.

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