What’s the UniverCity Alliance? How does this work? The concept is simple: • The local government partner identifies a set of issues or questions it needs help with (for example: affordable housing, safe routes to schools, park design, etc.) • UCY matches those priorities with courses taught by UW-Madison faculty • Students in these courses work on the issues and questions over the course of the school year • The local government partner receives research, reports, designs, solutions and new ideas – and help in implementing them.
UniverCity matches your priorities with courses taught by UW Madison faculty and your community benefits. The Partnership happens in three phases (roughly over 3 years): (1) identify priorities, project scoping, and course matching; (2) year-long, intensive year where courses work on stated priorities; and (3) follow-up and implementation support.