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Richard McGowan

Student at Iowa State University majoring in Community & Regional Planning
Rich graduated in the Class of 2015 with a B.S. in Community & Regional Planning at Iowa State University. He has held several hands-on internships, and continues to participate in planning studios, seminars, and field travel collaborations that build on his diverse impact on communities. Currently, he is actively seeking employment where he can apply his creativity and experiential knowledge of walkable, mixed-use, and transit-oriented communities. He aspires to advance his collaboration with public and private stakeholders in order to create opportunities that will benefit the well being of communities. For Rich, creative placemaking is not just a knack; it is his passion.
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Richard McGowan receives degree from Iowa State University

Richard McGowan of Waukegan , IL, graduated with a Bachelor of Science ...

January, 20 2016 - Verified by Iowa State University
Community & Regional Planning Club (CRP)
Spring 2015 - Iowa State University
The National Society of Leadership and Success - Sigma Alpha Pi (NSLS, The Society)
Planning & Community Development Intern at Village of Arlington Heights
• Contributed to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan by researching, mapping, analyzing, and photo rendering several landscape housing, corridor, and economic opportunities. • Created promotional flyers and property brochures to promote economic development and business relations. • Analyzed site plans and revised ordinances in order to improve the efficiency of the development process with customers.
May 2015 - August 2015
GIS Intern at Iowa Department of Transportation
• Map projects, data analysis, web app work, and field support with IDOT tablet applications • Long range planning and regional collaboration
October 2014 - May 2015
Planning & Community Development Intern at Village of Mount Prospect
• Helped create / distribute a Five-Year Consolidated Plan survey for CDBG funding (see projects below). • Developed the 2015 NWSHC "Senior Resource Guide" (see projects below). • Researched and developed GIS maps for a residential zoning amendment and annexation history. • Reviewed residential zoning cases and prepared presentations for the Planning & Zoning Commission. • Interaction with community stakeholders through meetings and confrontations on a weekly basis.
May 2014 - August 2014

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