University of Wisconsin–Madison

Connecting places to UW-Madison

Most of the earth’s people already live in cities, and cities will continue to grow. Yet most cities struggle to be as safe, rich, healthy, inclusive, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and well-governed as they would like to be. Many factors influence the shortfall between city potential and performance, yet, almost universally, the failure results from a lack of knowledge about new solutions.

UniverCity Alliance connects education, service and research activities across UW-Madison with cities, furthering the practice of sustainability.

Program news

UniverCity Year Green County

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Green County for the 2018-2019 academic year. We are currently recruiting faculty to participate.


2018 EPIC-Network Conference

Join us on the UW-Madison campus in April at the EPIC-Network conference to learn about our program and how to get involved at your university.

UniverCity Year Dane County

Join us on May 4, 2018 to celebrate our partnership with the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Learn more and RSVP today.

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UniverCity Technical Assistance

Alliance members COWS and PHI have teamed up with the Green Tier Legacy Communities to work on health in all policies across Wisconsin.