Dixie State University

Dixie State UniverCity Alliance is a mutually-beneficial regional learning collaborative formally established among DSU and cities within Washington and Kane Counties to expand and enhance learning opportunities for DSU students and citizens, while providing access to select university resources for local governments, organizations, and industry. Membership in UniverCity Alliance is accomplished by participating in the UniverCity Year Program or through a UniverCity Alliance agreement. Dixie State UniverCity Alliance was created as a result of DSU’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Trailblazing Distinction and its goal of Community as University. Goal 4 reads, “Partner with Washington County and Kane County cities to blend the University with regional public and private spaces, human networks, organizations, and resources to formally designate and operate “Dixie State UniverCity,” an open, integrated and vibrant southern Utah learning ecosystem providing exceptional learning opportunities and catalyzing the economic and social development of southern Utah.” The concept of UniverCity Alliance was discovered during the strategic plan writing process through learning of the EPIC-N program at University of Wisconsin – Madison. […]

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Texas Tech University

The Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI) is a collaboration between Texas Tech University and regional community partners — both public and private — to ensure the social and economic vitality of the Southern Plains and its citizens, leveraging the resources of the university with those of communities. […]

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Montana State University

CATS Program Website | wrtwc.org/partnerships/cats/ The Community-Engaged and Transformational Scholarship (CATS) initiative is an endeavor by Montana State University (MSU) to establish meaningful and large-scale partnerships with local communities through course-based project collaborations. Currently, CATS has initiated a 3-year partnership with the City of Bozeman, which began with three “pilot” projects during the 2018-2019 academic […]

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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Resilient Communities Program COMpasso Website | arq.ufmg.br/site/v2/ The COMpasso (Resilient Communities) Program is a partnership between the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Municipalities in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. COMpasso engages the university community, municipalities’ staff, non-profit agencies and communities vulnerable to effects of local climate change in planning participatory processes for […]

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University of Zambia

Lusaka Sustainability Programme Website | Coming soon The Lusaka Sustainability Programme (LSP) was launched in 2017. It is now a city-wide effort. University of Zambia works closely with Departments of City Planning, Department of Housing and Social Services and plans exist to involve all Departments in the City Council. In its first full academic year […]

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California State University, Chico

Resilient Cities Initiative Website: https://scnpchico.com/ The Resilient Cities Initiative (RCI) is an interdisciplinary applied research think-tank for cities and communities established by the Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico in 2016. The RCI connects real-world community sustainability projects – identified and funded by partner agencies – with faculty expertise and student innovation, […]

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Bowling Green State University

Vital Communities Initiative Website |www.bgsu.edu/center-for-community-and-civic-engagement/vital-communities-initiative.html The Vital Communities Initiative (VCI) was conceived in spring 2016 as part of a new portfolio of programs of the new Center for Community & Civic Engagement (CCCE). The Center is part of Bowling Green State University’s commitment to focus our talents, resources, and passions to help build and sustain […]

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Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

SAGE Cimarrón The Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) administers the EPIC-N model through the SAGE Cimarrón program. Their first year they partnered with the local municipality, Ensenada. They expected 42 students participating in 8 different courses in 3 different disciplines and over 15 faculty members working in one single project in 2017. Fun Facts about […]

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