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

Request for Proposals

Bring UniverCity Year to your community. We are now accepting proposals from Wisconsin communities for the 2018-2021 academic years.

UniverCity Year Green County

Bucky Badger and the UW Foundation helped kick off UCY Green County this summer. Students are now actively researching Green County projects.

UniverCity Year Dane County

The UCY Dane County summary report is now available for download. Individual student reports are also available on the project webpage.

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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.