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The FutureRural studio aims to propose innovative and environmentally, culturally, and socially sustainable visions for rural communities.
In this studio, students will:
 Develop interdisciplinary skills through the creation of a complex community-scaled design
 Understand the forces that are impacting rural communities in the 21st century
 Become familiar with innovative and sustainable strategies for community design and transportation planning
 Combine site analysis and research into an innovative and responsive site program
 Develop strategies for sustainable rural development that balance land use and land production

Course Credit
  • 6
Iowa State University Innovate @ Iowa State
  • Civic Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land
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Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10 - 4:30

Field trip locations

Atlanta, Georgia (tentative)

Field trip schedule

Feb 9 - Feb 12 (tentative)

Suggested course fee


Course fee justification

Course fees go to at least two field trips. The first will be to a destination outside of the state of Iowa. Right now, I'm looking at Serenbe, Georgia (outside of Atlanta) or two ag-focused communities north of Chicago. The second trip will be to Middlebrook, a agrihood southwest of Des Moines. The course fees are based on the cost for a flight to Georgia, four nights in a hotel, and van rental for the trip. The second trip will include transportation costs for the day only. All course fees are based on an estimate of 16 students in the class.

Teaching faculty name(s)

Hans Klein-Hewett

All ISU Majors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Maximum enrollment