Camp Courageous Stormwater Quality and Detention

Civil & Environmental Engineering students will design stormwater management facilities to reduce contaminant load and stormwater velocity throughout the watershed. Camp Courageous officials are actively looking for stormwater management facilities that best showcase functionality and value to the public. The upper reach of the watershed is primarily farmland, which produces nutrient and suspended solid contaminants. […]

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Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan – Phase I

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a watershed management plan for the Maquoketa River Watershed. This project was completed as part of IISC’s partnership with the City of Manchester for the 2020-21 academic year. An effective path toward cleaner water and flood management […]

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Camp Courageous Cultural Education Center

Civil & Environmental Engineering students enrolled in the Senior Design Capstone course will design a site plan for an ADA-compliant cultural education center at Camp Courageous. Camp Courageous officials are requesting a cultural education center with an observation deck for use by all campers. Desired elements for the overlook include an enclosed building usable year-round, […]

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Manchester – Strategic Development Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a Strategic Growth Plan for the City of Manchester. In recent years, city officials and other local groups in Manchester, Iowa have been proactive about growing and improving their community. In particular, aggressive strategies to stimulate housing […]

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Waterloo – Church Row Neighborhood Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a neighborhood plan for Waterloo’s Church Row neighborhood. The City of Waterloo (pop. 67,798) sought assistance with the development of a Neighborhood Plan for Church Row, a core neighborhood located near downtown in order to foster a […]

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Camp Courageous Wellhead Protection

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will explore alternatives and make recommendations to reduce contaminants in the source water that serves Camp Courageous. Camp Courageous is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides year-round recreational and respite care opportunities for individuals with special needs. Camp Courageous offers a variety […]

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Bellevue Downtown Parking Study

Through an independent study project, second-year Urban & Regional Planning student Zach Harland worked with the Jackson county Economic Alliance and the City of Bellevue to assess downtown parking and make recommendations for improvements. Located right on the Mississippi River and home to the Bellevue State Park, the Bellevue downtown scene during the summer months […]

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Maquoketa River Watershed Management Plan Phase II

During the 2020-21 academic year, a team of five urban & regional planning students helped create the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority’s first ever plan. The team studied best practices, reviewed existing plans from across the state, and conducted a series of public engagement activities in order to develop broad goals and objectives for the […]

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