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By Bullet Train From Portland to Seattle to Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Transportation

By Tom Banse, Regional Correspondent for NW News Network — Re-posted with permission from NWNN With an assist from Microsoft, Washington state’s Department of Transportation has launched a feasibility study of bullet train service in Cascadia. Late this spring, the Washington Legislature budgeted $300,000 for a study of what it would take to connect the […]

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UW’s Sustainability Studios Course Offers Model for Innovative Experiential Learning

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--

By Sara Brostrom – University of Washington Program on the Environment I got the chance to teach my dream course this winter! ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studios is an experiential learning course offered every quarter at the University of Washington. The theme changes each quarter in response to student interest and partnerships on the University of […]

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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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Transportation, Climate Change and Thriving Communities

September 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Transportation

by Ubax Gardheere – Program Director Puget Sound Sage Over the last year, Puget Sound Sage and Got Green set out to learn how our communities were experiencing climate change. Led by the Climate Justice committee, we interviewed 175 residents and 30 organizations in South Seattle with the goals of grounding climate change in community […]

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Seattle Public Utilities’ Asset Management Decision Making

May 13th, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Water

The CSI-convened Future of Washington Infrastructure group had the chance to learn about Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) asset management decision making process for capital projects. Jenny Bagby, SPU’s Director of Corporate Services, gave several interesting examples of how this major utility concludes when and how it should spend money to solve existing problems. The Phinney […]

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