Livable City Year

October 4, 2016

First Livable City Year projects underway

From UW News:

HSERV-class-375x218Not even a week has passed since the start of the quarter, and already a group of University of Washington public health students is deep into discovering the cultural flavor and identity of each neighborhood in a nearby city.

The project is a sizeable challenge: Students will pour over census and public health data, interview residents, photograph neighborhoods and summarize their findings in a report. The end result will help officials in Auburn, Washington, know how to best engage and communicate with the culturally diverse populations in the city.

The neighborhoods endeavor is one of 10 initial projects in the UW’s inaugural Livable City Year program, which pairs university professors and students with Auburn staff to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability. The idea is to give students real-world experiences while addressing current needs identified by city leaders.