UniverCity River Falls

Located 30 miles east of the Twin Cities in northwestern Wisconsin, the City of River Falls is home to 16,200 residents and 6,000 students who attend UW-River Falls. The city is known for its outdoor activities and scenic nature and strongly values the environment and sustainability.

River Falls applied to UniverCity Year for the years 2022-25 to continue enhancing the city’s sustainability efforts; research housing, transportation, library systems, and community recreation; and address diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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  1. Developing an eco-site and business plan for community compost. Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering. Angela Kita.
  2. Designing the eco-site engineering plan. Civil and Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher and Derek Hungness.
  3. Creating a sustainability plan for park maintenance in De Sanctis Park. Soil Science: Turf and Grounds Management. Paul Koch.
  1. Understanding and acknowledging the history of River Falls. History 999: Independent student research. Kacie Lucchini Butcher.
  2. Improving the Main and Cascade intersection in River Falls. UW Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (TOPS) in partnership with UW-River Falls.
  3. Developing membership engagement strategies for boards, committees, councils, commissions. Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Competencies in Engineering. Angela Kita.
  4. Assessing feasibility and planning regional shared ride taxi services. Public Affairs and Public Policy 869: Workshop in Public Affairs. Manny Teodoro.