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CSI Helps City of Olympia Reimagine $14M Project

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Transportation

By Sophie Stimson, Senior Planner at the City of Olympia The City of Olympia was facing a $14 million road project to widen Fones Road. Recently, members of the public started to question the scope of the project. While it included bike lanes and sidewalks, they viewed the road widening as inconsistent with the City’s […]

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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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12,000 Rain Gardens: Reducing Stormwater Pollution in Puget Sound

November 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Water

Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading the campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens across the Puget Sound Region. The entire regional community is encouraged to participate. Rain gardens can help beautify your immediate surroundings and also reduce pollution, prevent flooding, potentially increase home values, and create attractive low-maintenance landscapes. Urban rain gardens can be an innovative method to […]

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