URP Professor Emeritus Selected as Person of the Year

Jim Throgmorton, Professor Emeritus, has been named the Iowa City Press-Citizen’s Person of the Year. After retiring from the School of Urban and Regional Planning in 2010, Jim started another career in local government and was elected to the City Council at the end of 2011. He won reelection in late 2015 and was voted in as Iowa City’s Mayor in January 2016. The full newspaper article can be read on the Press-Citizen’s website.

Jim maintains a blog about Storytelling and Cities, focusing on his belief that “story telling is a crucial component of building sustainable places.”