Thursday, September 15th, 2016
David Cwiertny, Director of the Environmental Policy Research Program, is the principal investigator on a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development graduate program.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Des Moines Register reporter Donnelle Eller provides a recap of the Public Policy Center symposium that took place Friday, June 17, "Iowa's Drinking Water: Could Flint Happen Here?" Read the full story here.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
Jonathan C. Carlson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Italy from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
The University of Iowa Public Policy Center, along with the University Lecture Committee and the Just Living Theme Semester, co-sponsored Robert Bullard's visit to campus on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
David Cwiertny, director of the Public Policy Center's Environmental Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa, will soon pack his bags and head to Washington, D.C. for the 2016-17 academic year.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
The city of Sioux City, Iowa is closer to installing bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly crosswalks, thanks to a project advised by PPC researcher and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Scott Spak.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
A University of Iowa study on the intensity of tornadoes and how it correlates to burning biomass has garnered national attention.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz, a PPC Graduate Research Assistant from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, recently rode her bamboo bike (“bambike”) across Iowa in this year’s RAGBRAI to raise money for climate justice in the Philippines.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
University of Iowa Graduate Student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz is making the RAGBRAI trek on a unique set of wheels: a bamboo-frame bicycle that she built herself.
Monday, October 28th, 2013
Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.