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.

Resources for Communities

Our partners at UW-Madison and across Wisconsin offer tools and resources to help foster resilient, sustainable, and high-road communities.

Program news

Now accepting proposals

Wisconsin communities have until July 27, 2020 to apply for a three-year UniverCity Year partnership.

UniverCity Year Green County

Download the summary report from our Green County partnership for an overview of projects and student recommendations.

UniverCity Year Pepin County

The Pepin County partnership during the 2018-2021 academic years focuses on economic development, education, and environmental sustainability projects.

UniverCity Year 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.