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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.

UniverCity AllianceThe 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.

Learn more about the UniverCity Alliance members and initiatives at univercity.wisc.edu or contact the alliance at univercityalliance@wisc.edu.

UniverCity Year

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.

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