University of Wisconsin Madison’s UniverCity Alliance (UCA) works with and for local governments of all sizes to build strong thriving communities. This locally-customized approach is informed by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are about what matters to communities – food, education, health care, a prosperous economy, and a clean and healthy environment. UCA’s signature program, UniverCity Year (UCY) begins with community priorities and engages faculty and students to work with local partners to make change.
UniverCity Year projects from all corners of Wisconsin align with the 17 SDGs. Wisconsin projects and a video outlining five ways to advance these goals are showcased below.
To learn more about sustainable communities, consider pursuing the UCA Digital Badge.
UW–Madison’s international partnership champions the role of museums in advancing sustainable cities
UniverCity Alliance Co-Chair Lori DiPrete Brown discussed the role of museums as anchor institutions for sustainable development during a UN-Habitat summit at the University of Guadalajara.
In this Weston Roundtable lecture, Orner shares how interdisciplinary and globally competent engineers can work across boundaries to address global challenges.
UniverCity Alliance Cochair and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Human Ecology Distinguished Teaching Faculty Lori DiPrete Brown published an article in Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Economics and Finance on how the SDG 360 Thinking framework advances sustainability, economic prosperity, and equity.