Livable City Year

Livable City Year project list

Schools and Colleges represented


College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Leadership

Alex Stonehill and Molly Schachter

Safe Parking Lots Outreach
Winter 2019, City of Bellevue

Sociology

Kyle Crowder

Assessment of Policy Recommendations Made by the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Methods for Counting Auburn’s Homeless Population
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Tools to Monitor Affordable Housing
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

College of Built Environments

Architecture

Kathryn Rogers Merlino

Working Towards Equity and Inclusion through Historic District Development
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Landscape Architecture

Jeff Hou

Little Alleyway, Big Activation
Spring 2017, City of Auburn

Nancy Rottle

Four Gulches: Restoring Human and Ecological Connections to Tacoma’s Ruston Way and Waterfront
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Thaisa Way

The Future of Wetland Design at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Real Estate

Pike Oliver

Envisioning Transit-Oriented Development in the BelRed Neighborhood through Public Private Partnerships
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Urban Planning

Community, Environment & Planning (CEP)

Rachel Berney

Assessing Benchmarking Strategies to Encourage Smart Buildings in Bellevue
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Community Engagement for Neighborhood Planning
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Comprehensive Plan Connectivity Element
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Improving Walkability in Northeast Bellevue
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Placemaking Imagined by the Community
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Planning and Development Services Communications Plan Implementation: Social Media
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Planning Recommendations for a South Bellevue Mini City Hall
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Planning Video Library
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Recommendations for Trail-Oriented Development along the Wilburton Segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Sultan Parks and Trails Initial Inventory and Assessment
Fall 2020, City of Sultan

Tacoma 2025 Baseline Data Collection
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Branden Born

Comprehensive Plan Connectivity Element
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Placemaking Imagined by the Community
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Planning and Development Services Communications Plan Implementation: Social Media
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Planning Video Library
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Tacoma 2025 Baseline Data Collection
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Jess Zimbabwe

Sultan Parks and Trails Initial Inventory and Assessment
Fall 2020, City of Sultan

Urban Planning

Dan Abramson

Urban Design Program Graphics Package
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Rachel Berney

Visualizing Bellevue’s Downtown Urban Design Guidelines through an Image Catalogue
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Branden Born

Civic Center Vision Development
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan Update: Development of Alternatives
Winter 2020, City of Sultan

Infill Housing Program Development
Winter and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Livability Synthesis: Advancing the Connectivity Element and Community Placemaking Projects
Winter and Spring 2017, City of Auburn

Tacoma 2025 Baseline Data Collection
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Katie F. Cote

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan: Draft Plan Development
Spring 2020, City of Sultan

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan: Draft Plan Completion and Approval
Summer 2020, City of Sultan

Richard Conlin

Community Engagement for Residents of Multi-Family Housing
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Food Innovation District for East Tacoma
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Full Plates, Full Lives: Food Systems in a Growing Auburn
Spring 2017, City of Auburn

Andrew Dannenberg

Health Assessment of a Neighborhood Enhancement Project in Eastgate, Bellevue, Washington, 2019
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Health Impact Assessment of the BelRed Neighborhood Subarea Plan
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Bob Freitag

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Bellevue
Winter 2019, City of Bellevue

Mitigating the Impacts for Port-Related Vulnerabilities
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Don MacKenzie

Neighborhood and Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Industrial Engineering

Patty Buchanan

Winter Weather Route Response Optimization for the City of Bellevue
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

College of the Environment

Program on the Environment

Ashley Blazina

The Buy Local Project: Connecting Auburn Residents and Local Businesses
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Sara Brostrom

Storm Utility Low Impact Development Cost Analysis
Winter 2017, City of Auburn

Thao Huynh

Open Space Survey
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Clare Ryan

Equity in the Urban Forest: A Sustainable Model for Green Regional Growth
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Impact Fee Policy Options Study
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Andrew Dannenberg

Health Assessment of a Neighborhood Enhancement Project in Eastgate, Bellevue, Washington, 2019
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Interactive Media Design, UW Bothell

Mark Chen

User-Centered Design Research and Recommendations for the City of Bellevue’s Public Website
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

School of Business, UW Bothell

Andrew Ballard

Recommendations for a New Business Intelligence Tool for Bellevue’s Parks and Community Services
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Michael Ervick

Long-Range Planning Recommendations for Startup 425
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Marketing Strategies for Bellevue Parks and Community Services
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Viability Research for a Small Business Incubator in Richards Valley
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

School of Engineering and Technology, UW Tacoma

Information Technology and Systems

D.C. Grant

Preventable Causes of Structure Fire: Expanding Awareness and Education
Winter and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Voice Interaction for Tacoma City Services Integrated with Amazon Alexa
Winter and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Ankur Suri

Developing a Mobile App to Increase Language Access at the City of Bellevue
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell

Policy Studies

Keith Nitta

EcoDistrict Evaluation
Winter 2019, City of Bellevue

Transient Rentals Analysis
Winter 2019, City of Bellevue

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma

Economics

Justin Beaudoin

Tacoma Mall Transit Station Area Development Feasibility and Catalyst Site Recommendations
Spring and Summer 2018, City of Tacoma

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Justin Beaudoin

Tacoma Mall Transit Station Area Development Feasibility and Catalyst Site Recommendations
Spring and Summer 2018, City of Tacoma

Law and Policy

Lucas McMillan

2018 Neighborhood Council Program Review and Ordinance Update
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Writing Instruction

Emma Rose

City of Tacoma Innovation Laboratory
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

School of Law

William Covington

Applications and Considerations for UAS Technology for the City of Bellevue
Fall 2018, Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

School of Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell

Nursing

Annie Bruck

Applying the Community Nursing Practice Model to the Bellevue Fire Department’s Public Health Outreach
Winter 2019, City of Bellevue

School of Public Health

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Tania M. Busch Isaksen

Food Trucks in the Public Right of Way: Best Practices for Developing a Permitting Process Using an Equity and Environmental Sustainability Lens
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Andrew Dannenberg

Health Assessment of a Neighborhood Enhancement Project in Eastgate, Bellevue, Washington, 2019
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Health Impact Assessment of the BelRed Neighborhood Subarea Plan
Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

John Scott Meschke

Pet Waste and Water Quality
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Sewer Pipe Blockage and Potential Education Strategies
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Jennifer Otten

Current Food Waste and Potential Food Rescue Programs for the Auburn School District
Spring 2017, City of Auburn

Noah Seixas

Understanding the Needs of Precarious Workers in Tacoma
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Health Services

Amy Hagopian

How Prepared Are Auburn Residents for an Emergency?
Spring 2017, City of Auburn

Hendrika Meischke

Improving Emergency Communications with Limited-English-Proficiency (LEP) Chinese- and Russian-Speaking Communities
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

India Ornelas

Community Profiles and Resident Engagement in Neighborhoods
Fall 2016, City of Auburn

Neighborhood Area Planning: Identifying Change, Growth, and Possibility in Bellevue, Washington
Fall 2018, City of Bellevue

Tacoma Neighborhood Livability: Developing Indicators for Social Determinants of Health
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Public Policy

Grant Blume

Implicit Bias in Criminal Prosecution
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Joaquin Herranz

Business Recruitment: A Millennial Perspective
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Sharon Kioko

Budget Book Evaluation
Winter and Spring 2019, City of Bellevue

Karin D. Martin

Examining Disparities and Implicit Bias in the Prosecution of Misdemeanors in Tacoma Municipal Court
Winter and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Clare Ryan

Equity in the Urban Forest: A Sustainable Model for Green Regional Growth
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Impact Fee Policy Options Study
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

School of Urban Studies, UW Tacoma

Community Planning

Linda Ishem

Asset-Based Community Development Toolkit
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Anne Taufen

A Roadmap to Civic Engagement
Winter and Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Anaid Yerena

Transit Station Area Placemaking on Pacific Avenue
Fall 2017, City of Tacoma

Urban Studies

Mark Pendras

Thea Foss Peninsula Manufacturing and Industrial Futures Study
Winter 2018, City of Tacoma

Anaid Yerena

Innovative Housing Options Toolkit
Spring 2018, City of Tacoma

Student-Led Initiatives

Husky Creative

Marketing and Awareness of City Values
Fall 2016, City of Auburn