Re-imagining Aurora Avenue

Aurora Avenue

As part of a new exhibit, Design Lab: An Open Sketchbook on Aurora Avenue, Henry Art Museum is hosting a series of free public meetings that will use Aurora Avenue as a point of departure for conversations about history, culture, urban development, economics, transportation, and civic infrastructure. Three charrettes will take place from 4:30 – 7:30 pm… Read More


Visions for the U District

Busy University District intersection

An article in today’s Seattle Times looks at different visions for the future of the University District adjacent to campus, and notes the praise the UW has received for its participation in the process.


An Hour of Code for every student

Students learning to program

As part of Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, UW Computer Science & Engineering invites local schools to organize an Hour of Code, part of a national effort to have every student in America spend one hour learning to program. For information about scheduling a classroom visit or participating in other programs designed to… Read More


National League of Cities reps on campus today

National League of Cities

Representatives of the National League of Cities will take time from their national conference in downtown Seattle today to learn about the innovative University District Livability Partnership, a 4-Year strategic initiative between the community, the University, and the City of Seattle to work toward the betterment of the U District neighborhood, both now and in the… Read More


Enter the W Day photo contest

Between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20, share your your best purple-and-gold moments in the W Day photo contest.  For details and to enter, go to facebook.com/UofWA.


Come to an “Alley Party” on October 5

Join the University District Livability Partnership and the City of Seattle for a public event in our U District alleyways this Saturday, October 5, 3-6 pm. Live music, refreshments, and an Alley Walking Tour. Kicks off at Cafe Allegro, 42nd & University. Make a day of it and join Mayor Mike McGinn and others from… Read More


Voice Your Opinion about the Future of the U-District

On Tuesday night, September 24, the public is invited to University Heights Community Center to consider potential rezones and amendments to the Land Use Code that would update design standards for new buildings in the University District and implement new programs for neighborhood amenities. These are part of the Environmental Impact Statement required to implement… Read More


New Zealand Forest exhibit opens

1

First of five eco-geographic forests planned for the Pacific Connections Garden, which eventually will be the largest exhibit of its kind in North America, the New Zealand Forest Exhibit opened with a fanfare on Sunday at the Washington Park Arboretum. Read more details in the Seattle Times.


Under the Aurora Bridge, UW-created troll still beckons

A new show from UW-based public radio station KUOW features a segment on Steve Badanes, UW architecture professor who co-created the Fremont Troll in 1990 with the help of students and the local community. (For more information about the UW and local neighborhoods see UW in Your Community.)


New Urban Design Framework for U District

With input from volunteers from public, private and community sectors, including the UW, the University District Livability Partnership has developed a U District Urban Design Framework guiding the future of public spaces, street improvements, zoning, building heights, and housing in the U District.