UI students help Iowa communities reach sustainability goals


A group of University of Iowa students is helping Iowa communities turn greener.

Through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities program, second-year students at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning are serving as unpaid professional consultants in Iowa towns.

The UI Spectator reports: 

Over the last two academic years, student groups in the Graduate College program have worked on a variety of projects with seven small towns in Iowa. This year, Burlington is developing a plan to revitalize historic downtown properties. Charles City is using the proximity of the Cedar River to redesign its downtown as a recreational destination. Decorah is working on a smart-growth comprehensive plan revision. Oskaloosa is developing a sustainable waste-management system.

Other participating towns include Anamosa, Columbus Junction and Wellman.

Read about other sustainable communities in Iowa.

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