We connect communities 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

Urban Futures Speaker Series

Join us for an exciting lineup of events to discuss critical issues facing urban areas and opportunities to collaborate on urban-focused research.

UniverCity Alliance News

Our faculty, staff and students are making news across the state and the country. Read stories about our work published in the campus and local media.

UniverCity Year Pepin County

Pepin County is a UniverCity Year partner during the 2019-2020 academic year. Research on water quality and economic development is now underway.

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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.