Livable City Year

May 3, 2017

University of Washington, City of Tacoma announce Livable City Year partnership for 2017-2018

City of Tacoma

Courtesy of the City of Tacoma

The University of Washington’s Livable City Year (LCY) program has selected the City of Tacoma as the program’s community partner for the 2017-2018 academic year. This partnership establishes a yearlong relationship connecting students and faculty with city staff working on projects that advance goals outlined in its One Tacoma: Comprehensive Plan and Tacoma2025 strategic visioning framework.

The Livable City Year program will connect UW courses with projects identified by Tacoma related to the city’s livability and sustainability needs. The program works with faculty across all UW schools, colleges and campuses to match the projects to courses and students who can best address the real-world problems, while providing city staff with the resources of UW student and faculty research and project work.

“The University of Washington is incredibly proud to honor our public promise through partnerships like this one, which creates so many opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to work with the Tacoma community toward a tangible, positive impact,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “We’re especially pleased to be doing Livable City Year in the home of our UW Tacoma campus, and can’t wait to see how these interdisciplinary and hands-on learning projects extend and build on the thriving partnership we’ve had with Tacoma for more than two decades.”

Read more at UW Today

See 2017-2018 project list

Project summary booklet