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 the failure results in part from a lack of knowledge about new solutions and a lack of bandwidth and/or capacity to implement them.
UniverCity Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality and visibility of UW-Madison’s education, research, and service contribution to the high-road development of local communities that reflects the values of equity, democracy, and sustainability. Check out UniverCity Alliance highlights from 2022-23.
In partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation and UniverCity Alliance, the village of Waunakee and Waunakee Public Library are creating a traveling museum exhibit focused on the Ho-Chunk Nation and its true history and culture.
Nine students, ranging from UW–Madison undergraduate juniors to PhD students, are working with local governments on community-identified priorities during the Fall 2023 semester.
UW–Madison student researchers support five cities by connecting local plans to UN Sustainable Development Goals
During a summer term School of Human Ecology class, students partnered with five cities across the nation to analyze city plans in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.