There’s a great feature in UW Today about Urban@UW.

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From the article: “There are more than 200 UW faculty members working on urban topics, […] from geographers using GIS technology to address the complexities of homelessness to data scientists working on transportation challenges to teams of researchers working on food access and Seattle’s minimum wage. Faculty members, particularly younger ones, are increasingly motivated by a desire for their work to have a real-world impact, […] and urban issues present a significant and compelling opportunity to make a difference in their own backyard, as well as around the globe.”

This Thursday, Urban@UW will hold a kickoff workshop in the Unity Suite of UW’s Ethnic Cultural Center. Speakers include UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, with a keynote lecture by NYU’s Dr. Nathan Connolly.

You can read UW Today’s full feature on Urban@UW here:

http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/10/27/uw-initiative-aims-to-tackle-city-regions-most-pressing-urban-issues/