Office of External Affairs

March 21, 2017

First Livable City Year reports are complete

External Affairs


Teams of University of Washington students have been working throughout this academic year on livability and sustainability projects in the City of Auburn as part of the yearlong Livable City Year partnership. The project has given students the opportunity to work on real-world challenges identified by the city. Fall project teams have completed their reports, which included assessments of Auburn’s work in reducing homelessness, educational strategies to reduce pet waste and improper household items in wastewater, cultural city mapping, city values outreach, work on community place-making and more. The work will continue and over the winter, students were working on reducing food waste in school cafeterias, researching low-impact development storm water technology and exploring how to better connect Auburn’s residents socially, culturally and economically. Keep up with the Livable City Year students and read news and reports on the project website.