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University District P-Patch

CEP maintains a plot at the University District’s community garden P-Patch, giving students a valuable co-working service-learning experience.

CEP students also advocate for housing policy that fights homelessness, declaring November Housing, Homelessness, and Hunger month. CEP students bring together local activists and planners for a college-wide panel discussion on housing equity.

University District Mural

As part of a junior project, a group of students worked with homeless youth to paint a mural behind University Methodist Church on 42nd and 15th. This project and two others involving the history of University Ave and a facade Improvement plan are presented to the community at the University Street Fair.

CEP Student Food Drive

CEP students collected virtual donations and donations at stores around Seattle to donate to the UW Food Pantry.

Breaking Ground on Existing Roads

CEP senior Sean Long is studying micro-transit as a possible addition to the Puget Sound region’s transportation system. “It would help people take shorter trips and connect to transit without using their cars,” says Long.


Bringing Hip Hop to Urban Planning

In recent years, scholars and practitioners in architecture have pushed for consideration of hip hop culture. CEP senior Aury Banos was inspired by this to examine hip hop culture as it relates to urban planning.


Let the Record Play

This past year, Nyles Green (CEP ’19) undertook
a unique senior project focused on preserving and
sharing the stories of black musicians in the
Pacific Northwest.


CEP Pop-Up Park in Renton

CEP alum Brittany Gillia (CEP ’19) created a pop-up
park in downtown Renton for her senior project.
Gillia was interested in transforming an unused
space into a place for people.


Press Play!

CEP alum Maisha Barnett was featured on the Seattle
Growth Podcast: Finding Community in Public Spaces.
Catch her segment at minute 34:00!


Puget Sound Transit Tracker

CEP senior Kona Farry has created Pantograph, a website and
app showing real-time locations of buses, ferries, and trains in
the greater Seattle area. Check it out today!