When classroom meets community, sustainability takes on a new dimension. AWC CQC helped launch Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership and the University of Washington’s Livable City Year, matching students with city-wide sustainability projects.

Based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, the WWU and UW programs bring together students from interdisciplinary courses and relevant city programs, giving students hundreds of hours of real-life experience and providing cities with cutting edge technical assistance and creative thinking.

The University of Washington’s Livable City Year program (LCY) is an initiative enabling local governments to tap into the talents and energy of the UW in order to accomplish critical projects. Check out this short video of the inaugural LCY partnership was between UW and the city of Auburn throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.