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1/24/2017

UniverCity Alliance: Providing resources and saving money for Wisconsin cities


The UniverCity Alliance brings together students, faculty and research centers from across the UW-Madison campus and connects them to the places where people live. The goal of the project is to provide resources to communities to help develop the best solutions for urban growth and development issues.

The City of Monona is the first partner city and has used the alliance to redesign parks, evaluate mass transportation, and set housing and redevelopment goals. Partnerships in other Wisconsin cities will follow.

Students and faculty from the UW-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are among those undertaking projects to help Monona through the UniverCity Alliance. The Alliance also includes 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 Alliance: Providing resources and saving money for Wisconsin cities