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Initiatives

Homelessness Research Initiative

Check out the press release about the Doorway Project, including information about the popup cafe’s! The Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative serves as a nexus for researchers and practitioners to exchange discoveries, experiences, and ideas. By connecting the efforts of faculty from across disciplines and campuses, the Initiative serves to amplify research findings and translate them to…

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Livable City Year

Urban@UW was a founding partner supporting Livable City Year (LCY), an initiative designed to connect one city to faculty and courses at the University of Washington over one academic year in order to address city-identified issues of livability and sustainability. An opt-in program launched by UW faculty Branden Born (Department of Urban Design and Planning) and Jen Otten (School of Public…

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Urban Environmental Justice

Today’s urban challenges have embedded in them critical inequities in how people and communities relate to and are affected by their surrounding environments. These inequities are often the result of entrenched policies and institutions that have protected some groups while marginalizing others to lands and situations where environmental protection and health are lacking; in the…

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Urbanalytics

With over 80% of the planet impacted by urbanization in an accelerating trend, this moment in history is defined by a clarion call for inclusive, data-driven innovation to improve the resiliency, health, and well-being of cities. As an effort led by Bill Howe, Urbanalytics is a campus-wide effort to advance municipal big data projects. Urbanalytics will…

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