Presented at the June 1st Urban@UW Launch
The Natural Capital Project is working to understand how people value nature and the services it provides, to better inform decision makers and promote smarter decisions for both the planet and the economy. The project began from a partnership between Stanford University and the University of Minnesota following the UN’s Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
The Organization’s UW office is lead by Anne Guerry, chief strategy officer and lead scientist, and managing...
Mark Hallenbeck, director of the University of Washington’s Washington State Transportation Center and a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been studying Northwest transit for years. Looking to the future he has identified the following key considerations that will play important roles in shaping the regions transportation:Growth will be inward, not outward We have no option but to encourage public transit Demographic...
eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good Projects Announced Bringing together data scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects designed to impact public policy. This Summer teams will be looking at:
Assessing Community Well-Being Through Open Data and Social Media - providing neighborhood communities with a better understanding of the factors that impact their well-being. http://thirdplacetechnologies.com/
King County Metro Paratransit - an...
The University of Washington is one of 3 major universities contributing to the new annual publication, the Northwest Climate Magazine with the goal of building resilience to climate change for our region’s natural and human communities.
Jacob Vigdor, a professor at the UW’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and the city’s main researcher regarding impacts of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage.
Geography Students in Professor Sarah Elwood’s GIS Workshop course are applying lessons learned to projects with local nonprofits.
UW team wins City of Seattle sponsored Hack the Commute with a web-based map that helps those Hackcessible Access Map (in beta) >
Is it worth having birds in the city? If you live in Seattle or Berlin, the answer is yes, to the tune of $120 million and $70 million a year for each city, respectively.
SCL (Michael Pesin) and UW Electrical Engineering (Daniel Kirtchner). Develop new energy storage technologies that facilitate variable energy output, which more closely mirrors how electricity is used in modern grid scenarios.
In case you missed it. Ken Smith’s lecture, a part of the UW Landscape Architecture Lecture Series on May 14th 2015.
The lecture focuses on ideas and craft in creating contemporary landscapes particularly at a larger scale. A number of new or recent projects are discussed as case studies. It addresses issues of scale, infrastructure and sustainability in the urban context.