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Finding solutions to the Mississippi River basin’s biggest challenges

The Mississippi River basin experiences a variety of challenges, from flooding to urban sprawl to nutrient runoff. A team of researchers will examine how these issues connect to affect the environmental conditions of cities, suburban areas and rural areas — and the people living there.

The Urban-Rural Systems Research Coordination Network, housed at Iowa State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant from the Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program to launch a five-year study.

The team will be led by Ulrike Passe, professor of architecture and lead of the Sustainable Cities Research Team at Iowa State.

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