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Monthly Wrap up January 2016

Published on January 31, 2016

It’s been a great start to 2016.

UW Alumni association and History Department put together a woderful history lecture series: Excavating Seattle’s histories: Peoples, politics, and place check out details and videos here>

The CBE also hosted a number of great speakers and events including SUSTAINING JAPAN: 3.11 FIVE YEARS ON lecture and panel discussion with Hitoshi Abe

Smart city leaders from around the world gathered at UW’s Seattle campus for a two-day workshop called the “NSF Visioning Workshop on Smart and Connected Communities Research and Education

UW’s school of Oceanography is giving Google a run for it’s money when it comes to mapping the sea floor in the Puget Sound region. Learn more about the project using new multibeam sonar technology here >

SDOT‘s new DR 10-2015 goes into effect to protect pedestrians, but in general there is room for improvement in our country’s sidewalks. Read about obstacles for visually challenged pedestrians in Seattle here> and the inequality of sidewalks here>

Everyone is trying to explain what makes Seattle a hotbed of innovation from the Seattle Times and UW scholars to Microsoft representative Brad Smith at the World Economic forum.

Seattle’s public transportation system expanded with the launch of the First Hill Streetcar, and an unexpectedly under budget extension of the light rail.

Last but not least our neighborhood, Seattle’s Udistrict, enjoyed the top spot in Redfin’s Top 24 Affordable and Balanced Mix Neighborhoods Ranked by Walk Score and GreatSchools Score (followed by six other Seattle neighborhoods in the top 20!).

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