People, Environment and Sustainability


Abigail Becker


Dane County
Community Size
University of Wisconsin - Madison
UniverCity Year
Case Type
Project Stories
Focus Areas
Environmental Studies
EPA Region 5, USA
University Department Code
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Sustainable Development Goals
05 Gender Equality
Population Type
Home Owners

Dane County has many resources it provides to its citizens no matter what age, race, or gender. However, there is currently no complete, organized collection of all of these resources that can be accessed by the general public. The problem with this is that resources, such as homeless shelters, food pantries, libraries, and daycares in Dane County are difficult to find. Through this project, we have researched asset mapping and its current application in other cities in the United States by focusing on the demographic of single, low-income mothers searching for resources relating to childcare, healthcare, and food. The hope for the application of asset mapping in Dane County is that agencies that provide similar resources can connect and that citizens seeking out resources can have an easy and efficient way to find them. In addition, governmental agencies can see where there is a lack of resources in certain areas across the county and work to fix problem spots. We have come to the conclusion that an asset map of Dane County’s resources made accessible to the general public via internet would prove to be a successful and beneficial endeavor.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director

University Faculty Contact
Tom Eggerts
Environmental Studies

Local Government / Community Contact
Ela Kakde

Executive Director, PAIDC

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