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Initiatives

Emerald Corridor Collaboratory

Meaningful city-university partnerships can be effective in combating urban challenges such as sustainability, transportation, homelessness, or planning. Leveraging the strengths of institution and local government, city-university partnerships can save resources and maximize efficiency. The Emerald Corridor Collaboratory aims to develop a regional network between four city-university partnerships in the Pacific Northwest: Portland, Oregon & Portland…

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Homelessness Research Initiative

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 a broader community of state and local governments, nonprofit providers, philanthropies, and others dedicated…

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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

NOTE: Check out “Social Justice and Equity in the Engineering of Smart and Connected Cities”, a workshop co-hosted by Urban@UW, the West Coast Poverty Center, and the Department of Electrical Engineering, sponsored by NSF. Today’s urban challenges have embedded in them critical inequities in how people and communities relate to and are affected by their…

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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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