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Refocusing the National Discussion about Infrastructure

January 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water


CSI Director, Rhys Roth recently collaborated with CSI Advisor Craig Partridge to assist Michael Zimmerman (Evergreen‘s Vice President of Academic Affairs) on a piece for the Huffington Post titled, Refocusing the National Discussion about Infrastructure: Building a Sustainable Future.

The piece argues that the debate about federal funding for infrastructure needs to recognize that “innovation and smart design matter,” and it recommends four principles for smart sustainable infrastructure investment.

Seattle Public Utilities, Avista, and the City of Spokane are highlighted as great local examples of Pacific Northwest utilities and municipalities that are pioneering new business practices to get more lasting affordability, along with superior economic, environmental, and social value per dollar invested from their infrastructure projects.

Read the full article here, and let us know what you think!


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