University of Wisconsin–Madison
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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

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UniverCity Year Monona

Final reports from the first semester are now available. Help us celebrate the completion of our partnership on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

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UniverCity Research

The website has been updated with information about grant opportunities. Contact us to learn more about possible partnerships or collaboration.

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UniverCity Year Dane County

We are pleased to announce that Dane County has been selected as our next community partner. Learn more about the project areas and get involved.

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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.