College of Built Environments @UW

Do you have a project at UW addressing College of Built Environments and cities, urbanism or the Seattle metropolitan region? If so we want to feature your work. Email us at urbanuw@uw.edu with the following information:   project title, brief description, link, image and relevant tags

Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research's website

Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research

The Institute is dedicated to integrating hazards mitigation principles into a wide range of crisis, disaster, and risk management opportunities. Its mission is to build a resource center that will enhance risk reduction activities through research and analysis of hazards, policies related to mitigation and through outreach to the community. The Institute provides expertise in disaster preparedness, response and recovery...

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M9's website

M9

M9 is a new NSF Hazards SEES project (EAR-1331412) bringing together a broad team of University of Washington researchers with the goal of reducing the catastrophic potential of Cascadia megathrust earthquakes on the social, built, and natural environments through research advances in methodologies, warnings, and community planning.

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The Informal Urban Communities Initiative's website

The Informal Urban Communities Initiative

The Informal Urban Communities Initiative | IUCI: The IUCI is a design activism, research and education program based in Lomas de Zapallal (LdZ), an informal urban settlement (slum) in northern Lima, Peru. It focuses on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-driven interventions in the built environment and, in response to priorities articulated by community members, places particular emphasis on...

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Geographic Information Systems (Cert)'s website

Geographic Information Systems (Cert)

Explore how geographic information systems have enhanced the efficiency and analytical power of traditional cartography. Examine the range of information sources that can be combined to build a GIS database – including raw data, scanned maps, GPS positions and aerial photography. Learn how to use the system to support research and decision making in a variety of fields, such as...

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Center for Integrated Design's website

Center for Integrated Design

The mission of the Center for Integrated Design is to discover solutions that overcome the most difficult building performance barriers, and to meet the building industry’s goals of moving towards radically higher performing buildings and healthy urban environments.The Center for Integrated Design, composed of the Integrated Design Lab and the Discovery Commons, builds knowledge through discovery, advocacy and...

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Lake Union Lab's website

Lake Union Lab

Lake Union Laboratory (LULab) is a collaboratory research project created to explore the overlapping and interdependent social, environmental, economic and technological dynamics of the city, specifically the Lake Union area of Seattle, Washington. This project serves as a means to investigate how multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary models of research can build on the foundations of explorations in the historical, the spatial,...

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Urban Infrastructure Lab's website

Urban Infrastructure Lab

Research from the Urban Infrastructure Lab includes: UW Solar, Husky Sustainable Storms, Climate Smart Capital Investment Planning, Smart Cities & Information Security, Transaction Cost Economics, and Homeland Security

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Infrastructure Planning & Management - Floodplain Management (MIPM)'s website

Infrastructure Planning & Management - Floodplain Management (MIPM)

The Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management now offers a degree option in Floodplain Management, allowing students to earn their master’s with a focus on the study of coastal and riverine floodplain management. This 45-credit degree program lasts 24 months and launches with its first student cohort in summer 2016.Flooding is an extremely daunting and costly challenge facing society, with...

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Sustainable Transportation: Planning and Livable Communities (Cert)'s website

Sustainable Transportation: Planning and Livable Communities (Cert)

Examine the important issues involved in sustainable transportation planning. Review policies and programs that encourage mixed use development and higher density levels in order to promote modes of transportation other than the single occupancy vehicle. Study the impact different transportation options have on the environment and sustainability. Explore the movement of goods as well as various freight options and the...

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Center For Environment, Education, and Design Studies's website

Center For Environment, Education, and Design Studies

The Center for Environment Education and Design Studies (CEEDS) brings together a culturally diverse, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students to enhance learning and community well-being through participatory research and design with K-12 schools, government agencies, and grassroots organizations. Although our work focuses primarily on communities in the greater Seattle area, CEEDS has established interdisciplinary collaborations that extend nationally.

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Runstad Affiliate Fellows's website

Runstad Affiliate Fellows

The Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows Program, sponsored by the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, gathers thought leaders from industry, faculty from the College of Built Environment, and top students pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate for an 8-month program to examine real estate issues in the built environment. The goals of the Affiliate Fellows...

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    Center for Asian Urbanism's website

    Center for Asian Urbanism

    The Center for Asian Urbanism is established to promote and undertake interdisciplinary and collaborative research of urban conditions and processes in Asia and the “Global Pacific” – i.e. the relevancies of cities and city-regions in Asia to each other, to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and to the world at large. Specifically, the Center will integrate...

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    Chandigarh Urban Lab

    The Chandigarh Urban Lab is dedicated to creating a forum to understanding the contemporary Indian city in transformation. It is designed to support Indian and international students and scholars of architecture and urbanism interested in studying Chandigarh as a case-study in the above context. Besides infrastructural and logistical support, the Lab offers linkages with local and national architects, academics, activists...

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    Green Futures Lab's website

    Green Futures Lab

    The Green Futures Lab mission is to support interdisciplinary research and design that advances our understanding of, visions for, and design of a vital and ecologically sustainable public realm. Apply Green Futures research and designs to policy develop potential urban green infrastructure solutions within Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region and work with the University of Washington, local communities and...

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    Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies's website

    Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

    Located in Seattle, one of America’s great gateway cities with one of the top real estate markets in the country, the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington is preparing tomorrow’s real estate leaders today by offering students an interdisciplinary and comprehensive real estate education that values quality and sustainability.Based in the College...

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    Northwest Institutute for Advanced Computing's website

    Northwest Institutute for Advanced Computing

    Founded jointly by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington in 2013, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, or NIAC, is both a physical and “virtual” collaborative center designed to maximize the impact of computing on transformative discoveries that fuel scientific and societal progress.

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    Landscape Architecture (BLA, MLA)'s website

    Landscape Architecture (BLA, MLA)

    At the University of Washington, we strive to create a program that meets the complex social, environmental, political, and aesthetic challenges of our time. Our program emphasis on urban ecological design addresses the multiple dimensions of today’s environmental challenges – infrastructure, culture, ecological literacy, and human and environmental health. With our focus on the intersection of urbanism, ecology, and...

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    Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design and Management (Cert)'s website

    Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design and Management (Cert)

    Expand your technical skills with training in green infrastructure practices that improve water quality by using the natural environment, soil and vegetation to reduce pollution caused by untreated stormwater entering our waterways. Study sustainable strategies, such as low impact development and urban retrofits, that reduce stormwater runoff, combined sewer overflow and water demand. Explore the design process, implementation and management...

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    Built Environment (PhD)'s website

    Built Environment (PhD)

    Three fundamental areas of specialization in built environment knowledge and practice are offered within the BE Built Environment Doctoral Program: 1) sustainable systems and prototypes; 2) technology and project design/delivery; 3) history, theory, and representation studies. Each student will select one of these areas, within which she or he will take their advanced and specialized coursework and, eventually, conduct their dissertation research...

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      Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research + Education's website

      Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research + Education

      With generous support from the local construction industry in Seattle, the Department of Construction Management took on an ambitious project to develop a nearby research and education center at the old naval base at Sand Point. CERC features 25,000 square feet of space on two levels, providing a home for three areas of research and activity: Virtual Construction Methods and Materials ...

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      Urban Ecology Research Lab's website

      Urban Ecology Research Lab

      As part of the University of Washington’s innovative leadership in urban ecology research and education, the UERL transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to address some of society’s most challenging problems. Our research interests include: complexity and resilience in coupled natural and human systems, urban landscape patterns and ecosystem function, urban ecosystem management, modeling land cover change, adaptation and scenario...

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      Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)'s website

      Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)

      ​The mission of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) will be to provide a forum for the collaboration of professors, professionals, industries, and students. A mission of the center is to identify, address, and promote visions and solutions for issues of information assurance and cybersecurity. The center will produce and be a catalyst for research, invention, innovation,...

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      Interdisciplinary Urban Design & Planning (PhD)'s website

      Interdisciplinary Urban Design & Planning (PhD)

      This program brings together faculty from disciplines ranging from Architecture to Sociology to focus on the interdisciplinary study of urban problems and interventions. Covering scales from neighborhoods to metropolitan areas, the program addresses interrelationships between the physical environment, the built environment, and the social, economic, and political institutions and processes that shape urban areas. The breadth of this program permits...

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      Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM)'s website

      Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM)

      The online UW Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management prepares students to lead efforts to protect vital infrastructure systems from natural and manmade threats. Students in this program gain a broad understanding of the complex and interconnected nature of our infrastructure systems – communications, public health, water, energy, food and transportation – while also delving more deeply into a system...

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      Design Machine Group's website

      Design Machine Group

      We are a collaborative research studio aimed at exploring, fostering and developing ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology.

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      Northwest Center for Livable Communities's website

      Northwest Center for Livable Communities

      The mission of the Northwest Center is to enhance the livability of communities in the Pacific Northwest through applied research and outreach in the areas of land use planning, policy, and design; healthy communities; food security; and public participation and democracy.The Center is a research and policy center focused on issues of environmental and economic sustainability, quality of life,...

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      Integrated Design Lab's website

      Integrated Design Lab

      The Integrated Design Lab carries out research to advance knowledge and policies that support the healthiest and highest performing buildings and cities. It measures and analyzes modeled and actual building performance data so as to influence the building industry’s understanding of how to radically improve the design and operation performance of buildings. Our performance research includes energy efficiency, daylighting,...

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      The Cities Collaboratory's website

      The Cities Collaboratory

      The Cities Collaboratory is a transdisciplinary research and teaching laboratory for the study of multiple dimensions of cities and urban processes. Based at the University of Washington, the Cities Collab seeks to challenge the way that cities are understood and reimagined as they meet twenty-first century challenges. Cities have long served as sites and agents of economic expansion, social innovation,...

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      Urban Form Lab's website

      Urban Form Lab

      The Urban Form Lab (UFL) is directed by Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr. es Sc., a leading researcher and educator in quantifying the properties of the built environment as related to health and transportation behaviors. UFL research aims to affect policy and to support approaches to the design and planning of more livable environments. The UFL specializes in geospatial analyses of...

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      Alex Anderson
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      Julie Angeley
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      Christine Bae
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      Rebecca Barnes
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        Rachel Berney
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        Christopher Bitter
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        Edward David Blum
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        Alan Borning
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        Branden Born
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        Heather Burpee
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        Christopher Campbell
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        Manish Chalana
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        Meredith Clausen
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        Andrew L. Dannenberg
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        Jennifer Dee
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        Carrie Sturts Dossick
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        Hossein Estiri
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          Jerry V. Finrow
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          Robert Freitag
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          Elizabeth Golden
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          Himanshu Grover
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          Jess Hamilton
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          Keith Harris
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          Jeff Hou
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          Nicole Huber
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          Philip M Hurvitz
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          Julie M. Johnson
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          Ronald J. Kasprisin
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          Yong-Woo Kim
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          Ken-Yu Lin
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          Lynne Manzo
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          Brian McLaren
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          Christopher Meek
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          Glen Minah
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          Rick Mohler
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          Robert Mugerauer
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          Margaret O’Mara
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          Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
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          Ken Tadashi Oshima
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          Rob Pena
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          Andrew Prindle
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          Gundula Proksch
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          Mark Purcell
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          Iain Robertson
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          Mary Roderick
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          Nancy Rottle
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          Scott Rutherford
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          Clare Ryan
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          Brian E. Saelens
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            Qing Shen
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            Ben Spencer
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            Jill Sterrett
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            Sharon E. Sutton
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            Anne Vernez-Moudon
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            Fritz W. Wagner
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