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Initiatives

Emerald Corridor Collaboratory

The Emerald Corridor Collaboratory is a regional network between four city-university partnerships in the Pacific Northwest, aimed at developing collaborative solutions for sustainable and resilient cities. Read our Final Report: Experiences Implementing City-University Partnerships The Emerald Corridor Collaboratory, which formally collaborated for 2018-2019, is made up of the following city-university partnerships: 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 on the topics of homelessness, housing access, and their drivers and consequences. By connecting the efforts of faculty from across disciplines and campuses, the HRI serves to amplify research findings and translate them to a broader…

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Livable Cities

As a broader topic, Urban@UW has facilitated discussions and collaborations to understand and create cities that are sustainable, resilient, equitable and accessible: in a word, livable. From hosting a summer institute on the nature of cities, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to supporting symposia led by the West Coast Poverty Center and…

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Research Spark Grants

Urban@UW Research Spark Grants The mission of Urban@UW is to catalyze, support and amplify collaborative research-to-practice efforts that address today's urban challenges. As part of our effort to lift up and enable such efforts, Urban@UW has launched a Research Spark Grants program, available to scholars across all three UW campuses to pursue research interests in…

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Smart Cities and Data Equity

Urban@UW has from the beginning been committed to bringing an equity lens to the use of technology and capture of data that is becoming ubiquitous in our cities. Our work to develop "smart to wise cities" through data equity includes the below initiatives, as well as other events, collaborations and projects.   Partnerships UW Data…

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Urban Environmental Justice Initiative

Today’s urban challenges are embedded with 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 United…

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