|Submission Date||May 31, 2016|
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty and staff conduct public policy advocacy involving sustainability issues with numerous public partners. A few of the many efforts include:
The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health has created a Public Health Impact Initiative, a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, and other partners, and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The initiative is composed of multiple components, all of which are focused on improving birth outcomes in Milwaukee.
1.Encouraging Safe Sleeping and Healthy Births
2.Creating a Data Infrastructure to Support Practice and Innovation
3.Intervening to Enhance Healthy Births
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning has advocated with MMSD and the City of Milwaukee for improved stormwater regulations and ecologically sustainable redevelopment of brownfield areas within Milwaukee. In addition, private and public organizations throughout Milwaukee have contracted with the Historic Preservation Institute to complete a variety of preservation advocacy activities.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s newly founded Center for Water Policy aims to facilitate the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public domain and to develop strategies and tools for addressing freshwater resource problems and conflicts.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available: