Livable City Year

May 8, 2024

UW Livable City Year’s climate work with the City of Snohomish featured at WOHESC 2024 Conference

The City of Snohomish is partnering with University of Washington urban planning graduate students to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Climate modeling is predicting more frequent and intense flooding, which is significant for the city due to its location at the intersection of the Snohomish River and Pilchuck River. In addition,…

March 7, 2024

UW Livable City Year program and City of Snohomish launch new partnership

The University of Washington’s Livable City Year (LCY) program and the City of Snohomish have launched a partnership to advance the City’s livability, sustainability, and economic development goals. Beginning last winter and continuing through the 2023–2024 academic year, this partnership engages UW faculty and students in community-based projects identified by Snohomish staff and leadership. The…

February 1, 2023

Livable City Year, Pacific County EDC celebrate successful launch at event

On Friday, January 27, the Livable City Year program came together with students, UW and Pacific County EDC leaders, community members, and others to report on accomplishments of the LCY-PCEDC partnership so far and set the stage for future work. Read more about the event and ongoing projects below! Read The Chinook Observer

December 15, 2022

Livable City Year, Pacific County EDC partnership featured in The Chinook Observer

Check out this write up of the newly launched partnership between UW’s Livable City Year program and the Pacific County Economic Development Council! Read The Chinook Observer

November 17, 2022

UW Livable City Year program and Pacific County EDC launch new partnership

Every year, students at the University of Washington work with one or more local governments to help create solutions to challenging problems. This year, they’ll study Pacific County. Launching an exciting new partnership, the Livable City Year program and the Pacific County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) will connect UW courses with projects identified by PCEDC…

March 18, 2021

UW Livable City Year program announces partnership opportunities for 2021–2022 academic year

Livable City Year logo

The University of Washington’s Livable City Year initiative is now accepting proposals from cities, counties, tribes, state agencies, and special districts interested in partnering with the university for the 2021–2022 academic year. The LCY initiative creates productive partnerships between the University of Washington (UW) and local governments and tribes. The program links the resources and…

June 22, 2020

Opportunities for communities to work with UW to address COVID-19

In recognition of the intense needs of local governments around COVID-19 response and recovery, the LCY program has compiled a list of existing UW courses whose faculty and students are seeking to assist local communities in COVID-related projects. Most projects can start in Autumn 2020 — some as early as Summer 2020. The list of…

March 11, 2020

Faculty opportunities for anti-displacement and equitable development projects in Skyway

The Livable City Year program is entering into a new partnership with the King County Department of Local Services and the Office of Councilmember Girmay Zahilay. The focus of the partnership is community needs in Skyway, Washington, in particular anti-displacement and equitable development. At the county’s request, the Livable City Year program is seeking interested…

February 22, 2020

Learn more about our co-directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born

LCY Co-Directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born, LCY Program Manager Teri Thomson Randall, and LCY Program Assistant 2018-2019 Michelle Abunaja.

The Whole U featured our co-directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born for a Faculty Friday spotlight! From the article: Food brings people together. In the case of the academic collaboration between Jennifer Otten and Branden Born, so did food policy. Otten, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and core faculty in the…

February 7, 2020

Livable City Year concludes partnership with City of Bellevue

Crowd at the LCY Bellevue celebration event

The year-long Livable City Year (LCY) partnership between the University of Washington and the City of Bellevue has resulted in 30 completed projects that help advance the City Council Vision, specifically around livability and sustainability. During the 2018-19 academic year, nearly 300 students and 23 faculty from multiple UW campuses and schools collaborated with city staff…

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