Lifelong Learning


Learning is a lifetime process, not something that ends with graduation. The UI Alumni Association, along with various partners across campus, is committed to providing enrichment through Lifelong Learning programs. Each year, at events held in cities across Iowa, UI faculty and staff share their knowledge and experience with alumni and friends of the university. Topics range from health issues and current events to career development.

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Transportation and Community: Mapping a Sustainable Future

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre
501 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA

Steven Spears, an assistant professor in the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning, will give a lecture on May 5 in Sioux City to share his experience with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC), a community engagement project that enlists UI students to help Iowa communities enhance their residents' quality of life.

Spears served as faculty advisor for graduate students who gained experience working on the Sioux City Active Transportation Plan and Leeds/Floyd Boulevard Corridor Study in Sioux City during the IISC's partnership with the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO). The Sioux City projects dovetail with Spears' research on how investments in transportation infrastructure shape sustainable travel patterns.

During Spears' presentation, you will learn how these transportation and neighborhood planning projects contributed both to the education of UI urban planning students and to the continued development of Sioux City as a vibrant community. Attendees are encouraged to stay after the lecture to hear additional presentations on IISC projects in Sioux City and take part in a year-end celebration for the IISC-SIMPCO/Sioux City partnership. The presentation and year-end celebration are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Click here to preregister by noon on Wednesday, May 4.

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