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Crossing the Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Investing

July 8th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

This summary was produced for the CSI Blog by Mercer Thanks to Alex Bernhardt and Shounak Bagchi! The world today is in dire need of sustainable infrastructure (SI), most notably in developing and emerging markets. As the global population continues to grow, the need for sustainable infrastructure grows with it. The New Climate Economy estimates […]

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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 […]

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Urban Forest Carbon Registry Works to Create New Revenue for City Trees

November 8th, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Waste, Water

By Mark McPherson  – Executive Director of the Seattle-based Urban Forest Carbon Registry A key component of sustainable urban infrastructure is so-called green infrastructure – the natural systems that provide utility services like storm water retention, cooling in hot weather, and air quality improvements.  Trees are among the most important, and often overlooked components of […]

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Beneath the Smart City: Underground Infrastructure Mapping Launches in Chicago

October 24th, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Waste, Water

By Sean Thornton – Program Advisor, Ash Center’s Civic Analytics Network Reposted from Harvard.edu’s Data-Smart Solutions It’s five minutes into your morning commute, and whether you’re driving, biking, or walking, you can see them in the distance: orange cones, cordoning off large sections of a busy city street. Within their perimeter are jackhammer-wielding construction crews tearing up […]

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Household Use of Biogas Systems in the Developing World

May 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Energy, Waste

By Shangrila Joshi Wynn Faculty, Master of Environmental Studies A few years ago I started a research project examining on-the-ground implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a market-based climate mitigation initiative focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously contributing to local sustainable development in developing countries. Research on CDM in Nepal led me to […]

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Hillary Brown Describes Next Generation Infrastructural Ecologies

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Transportation, Waste, Water

Hillary Brown, author of Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works is a founding Principal at New Civic Works and a Professor of Architecture at City College in New York. She is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon institute and serves on the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.  […]

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CSI’s Inaugural Case Study – King County Protects Puget Sound with Green Stormwater Infrastructure

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Waste, Water

by Anne Nelson, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Graduate Research Internship Field Advisor The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) recently launched a case studies initiative to support expansion of multi-benefit sustainable infrastructure successes in the Pacific Northwest. The case study initiative is a new collaboration between the Center and  The Evergreen State College’s Master of Environmental […]

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EPA Survey Highlights the Need for an Additional $271 Billion in Wastewater Infrastructure

January 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Waste, Water

A US EPA survey released this week highlights the need for an estimated $271 billion to maintain and improve wastewater infrastructure nationwide. Wastewater infrastructure includes pipes that carry water to treatment plants, water treatment technology and funds for other types of stormwater runoff management. The release of this survey was the result of a collaborative […]

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The Carbon Benefits of Loop® Biosolids

December 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Waste

Thanks to Guest Contributor Kate Kurtz, Loop Biosolids Project Manager for King County. Loop® biosolids is a natural soil conditioner and fertilizer replacement created by King County. The County has been recycling wastewater solids for this innovative purpose for over 40 years now. By using the Loop soil amendment, farmers can help to close the nutrient […]

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