CBE Research Portal

April 15, 2021

Urban@UW Publishes Report on the Lessons and Levers for University Collaborations with Governmental and Community Partners

Jennifer Davison, Director of Urban@UW & Assistant Dean for Research of the College of Built Environments here at UW, and Thaïsa Way, Founding Director of Urban@UW, current Director of Garden & Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Harvard University, and Professor in UW’s Department of Landscape Architecture, have published a report titled, Lessons and Levers for University Collaborations with Governmental and Community Partners: A Synthesis of the Bullit Foundation’s Thought Leadership and Innovation RFP.

Creating community parterships to re-imagine the right of way was the subject of one of the Thought Leadership and Innovation projects. Image credit: AP Hurd.

This report, developed in partnership with researchers from multiple universities, provides a synthesis of the projects under the Bullitt Foundation request for proposals, which strove to empower and increase the understanding of university-community partnerships to create sustainable, equitable, vibrant cities and communities. The report includes models and practices of collaboration, summaries of the goals and outcomes of the thought leadership & innovation projects, insights on advancing positive change through partnership, and future steps that academic institutions, community partners, and philanthropic organizations can consider.

Read the full report here.