University of Iowa Students Help Sioux City Plan for the Future

Some University of Iowa students are helping Sioux City plan for the future. Sioux City is one of three communities in the state chosen for this project. Wednesday at the Orpheum Theater the students met with members of the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council, known as SIMPCO. They'll be doing studies on how to improve various areas of life in the community. "We are working with the Iowa Initiative for sustainable Communities. What we are doing is looking to help improve those communities grow. We are focusing on 5 different projects and 3 of which are in Sioux City," said University of Iowa Student, Mike Tylka. The projects include a study of the Leeds neighborhood, a transportation study to expand bike trails and a study that focuses on housing rates.