University of Iowa - School of Planning and Public Affairs

Contact Information


Lucie Laurian


(319) 353-2955



5 West Jefferson St -347 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States


The School of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Iowa prepares professionals to work for cities, counties and states in the public, non-profit and private sectors. SPPA grants two Masters' degrees: a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and a Master of Public Affairs. SPPA faculty and students also serve cities, towns, and counties through the Iowa Initiative of Sustainable Communities.

Primary Service

Public Planning/Grant Writing

Service Directory Resources


The Iowa League of Cities has focused on the topic of local option sales and service tax (LOSST), the mechanics of how it works and the importance to the communities.

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This publication is designed to assist cities begin their annual budget process. Learn about revenues, expenditures, legislation and other budget issues.

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Property taxes play a significant role in municipal government as the primary funding source for city budgets. Check out a variety of special reports regarding this topic.

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