About

The Urban Infrastructure Lab (UIL) at the University of Washington, under the direction of Professor Jan Whittington, brings together students and faculty with a shared interest in the planning, governance, finance, design, development, economics, and environmental effects of infrastructure. Collectively, our interests span the systems critical to economic and social well-being, such as energy, water, health, transportation, education, and communications. Across these sectors, our studies integrate empirical and applied methods of research to discover the means to obtain long-run objectives, such as decarbonization, resilience, and information security, through decisions made today.

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The Quad, Courtesy of The University of Washington

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Climate Smart Capital Investment Planning
Homeland Security
Husky Sustainable Storms
Smart Cities & Information Security
State and Regional Infrastructure Planning
Transaction Cost Economics
Transportation Infrastructure
UW Solar

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
Stefanie Young | Lab Manager
Jan Whittington | Faculty Founder

Recent Posts

CEI/HFS Project Site Visit

On the sunny afternoon of November 14th, UW Solar visited the roofs of Maple Hall and Alder Hall with staff from HFS. Artisan Electric, our contractor of the CEI Testbed project, has already finished 99 percent of Maple and the 50 KW system of Alder is under construction. For some of us, it was the first time we could actually see what real solar panels look like and we were super excited to witness our project come to the final stage from blueprint. People from Artisan were really helpful in providing our members detailed information about the solar system and the construction process. Thanks, Artisan!

Our group!

Our group!

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Looks great in the afternoon sunshine.

Installing solar panels!

Installing solar panels!

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