Livable City Year

Livable City Year project

Connecting local communities with the boundless potential of UW students and faculty, creating benefits for all involved.

Livable City Year engages UW faculty and students across multiple disciplines to work on high-priority projects identified by our community partners. We work with communities of all sizes and budgets, and our partnerships can have a broad range of timelines and scopes based on partner needs.

Hundreds of students benefit by tackling real-world challenges. Partner cities benefit from bold and applied ideas that propel fresh thinking, improve livability for residents, and invigorate city staff.

The LCY program is accepting applications for 2019-2020 partnerships. We partnered with the City of Bellevue for the 2018–2019 academic year, the City of Tacoma in 2017–2018, and the City of Auburn in 2016–2017.

For more information on how Livable City Year impacts communities and students, watch this student-created video: