UniverCity Alliance links campus with cities’ needs, promotes global health
Most of the earth’s people already live in cities, and cities will continue to grow. Global health in this urban century involves working on and with cities to ensure they are as safe, rich, healthy, inclusive, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and well-governed as they would like to be. Through education, outreach, technical assistance and research that is grounded in the perspectives and preferences of citizens and city leaders, and through bridge-building engagement with policy initiatives, the UniverCity Alliance will improve the places and lives of people throughout Wisconsin and the World.
The UniverCity Alliance brings together students, faculty and research centers from across the UW-Madison campus and connects them to cities, counties and the places people live. For examples of city-related research see selected projects below.
The Alliance conveners include representatives from UW-Madison’s COWS, Global Health Institute, Institute for Research on Poverty, Morgridge Center for Public Service, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and UW Extension.
UniverCity Year is a year long partnership with a community near Madison (modeled after the Sustainable City Year Program). Cross-disciplinary teams from existing UW-Madison courses will work on city-initiatied projects. The 2016-2017 UniverCity Year project is a partnership with the city of Monona, Wisconsin.
WiNEST: A template for a model wireless city in the US
Employee Ownership as a Business Retention Strategy
Youth Action Program
Healthy Activities Partnership Program for Youth (HAPPY 2)
Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families
Students’ Commitments to the Commons: Civic action and learning in place- based stewardship education
Municipal Drinking Water Research
State Smart Transportation Initiative
Air Quality from Space
The Network: Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research
Capital Region Sustainable Communities initiative
The Oberlin Project
Brevoort co-op Microgrid/CCHP system
A Policy Dialogue on Housing Subsidies with the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
Clean Energy Decision Support
Reforming Property Law To Benefit Disadvantaged Owners: A Community-Centric Approach
Housing Needs Assessment: Dane County and Municipalities
Latino Earth Partnership (LEP)
La Follette Workshop Reports: A 25-Year Partnership with Milwaukee
Preventing Maltreatment with an Economic Support Intervention
Cooperative Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition
Transportation Innovations in Food Freight Planning: Separating Rural and Urban Duty Cycles
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Race, Wellness and Sustainable Communities
Yahara 2070: Building resilience through conversations about future generations