Livable City Year

September 15, 2016

Livable City Year kickoff event


Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city's goals for livability and sustainability.

Speakers will include Livable City Year faculty directors Branden Born, an associate professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jennifer Otten, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, as well as Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and UW Director of Regional and Community Relations Sally Clark.

Faculty members leading Livable City Year courses during Fall Quarter will discuss the projects, followed by a Q&A period.

There will be light refreshments available.

The UW's Livable City Year program is a cross-university collaboration led by faculty directors Branden Born and Jennifer Otten in collaboration with UW Sustainability and Urban@UW, and with foundational support from the College of Built Environments and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The program is also working with non-profit organization Association of Washington Cities. Livable City Year is based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program and is a member of the Educational Partners for Innovation in Communities Network.