Waterloo – Fire Rescue Risk Assessement

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students used GIS to analyze risk factors and indicators of emergency management hotspots in Waterloo. Community Risk Reduction is defined as “a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response […]

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Waterloo – Master Plan for former Edison School

Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a site development plan for the area around the former Edison Elementary school building. The City of Waterloo is considering alternatives for redevelopment of a site that was the location of the now-closed Edison Elementary School. One of the most important considerations for the project would be that it […]

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Waterloo – Prairie Trail Bridge Replacement

Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design for replacement of a pedestrian bridge for the Cedar Prairie Trail in Waterloo, Iowa. The City of Waterloo hopes to replace two pedestrian bridges along the Cedar Prairie Trail that cross Black Hawk Creek. Both existing bridges are located south of Ranchero Road. The northern bridge spans […]

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Waterloo – Housing Issues

Students in the Fall semester Policy and Persuasion course worked with Waterloo representatives to first identify some of the most pressing issues related to home ownership and affordability, and then to develop policy recommendations for the City moving forward. Four student groups focused on distinct, yet overlapping housing issues: Increasing homeownership opportunities Supporting low-income homeowners […]

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Waterloo – Neighborhood Mapping

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students will create visually-appealing and dynamic maps to show organizational and jurisdictional subsections of Waterloo. The geography students will use GIS applications to create a user-friendly online map that allows residents to easily access boundary information of distinct parts of […]

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Waterloo – Sump Pumps and Piping Systems

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students recommended and designed systems for resolving sump pump discharge issues that have created problems in residential Waterloo neighborhoods. The City of Waterloo recently transitioned away from a combined sewer system, but problems remain as individual sump pumps in residential homes discharge onto […]

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Waterloo – Library Marketing and Public Relations Campaign

Juniors in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed a marketing strategy to help the Waterloo Public Library increase outreach to the business community in Waterloo. As part of its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, the Waterloo Public Library wants to increase its outreach to the business community. This includes start-ups and established businesses. The library […]

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Manchester – Fire Department Cold Storage Building and Parking Lot Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs and provided cost estimates for an expansion to the Manchester Fire Department. The Manchester Fire Department recently acquired a lot behind the fire station and have an interest in using the space to construct a storage facility and pave the […]

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Manchester – Maquoketa River Pedestrian Bridge

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for improvements to Manchester’s Schram park, including a pedestrian bridge over the Maquoketa River, a parking lot, and a trail connection that links to the existing trail network. The goal of this project was to revitalize the Schram Park area […]

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Manchester – Subdivision Site Plan and Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a master plan for development of a 24-acre greenfield site in Manchester, Iowa.. Manchester Enterprises Incorporated (MEI) is a non-profit development group in the City of Manchester. They have acquired 24 acres of land near the intersection of Highway 20 and […]

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