CHANGING THE WORLD REQUIRES A NEW WAY OF THINKING (AND DOING).
Join Us: Let's Build a Thriving PNW Future - Together
HOW CSI IS BUILDING THE THRIVING FUTURE
WE BUILD GOOD
POLICY + BIPARTISAN LEGISLATIVE COMMITMENT
Leaders across the PNW recognize that we can't embrace old solutions that have locked us into expensive and unhealthy outcomes.
They know there's an opportunity to rethink infrastructure and embrace pragmatic and innovative solutions to our massive public works challenges.
By working together we can create stronger, healthier and more resilient communities.
WE HELP COMMUNITIES & REGIONS: INNOVATION LAB SERVICE
We help communities reimagine major infrastructure projects so that they can transcend narrow, conventional approaches to think bigger, and design holistic strategies that achieve cost-savings and much more community value – economic, social and environmental.
WE CREATE VISIONARY
TO GUIDE THE PNW FORWARD
Working with Pacific Northwest thought leaders, CSI's 5 Big Goals by 2040 reports comprehensively detail and guides an overall 20-year vision and pathway for Pacific Northwest infrastructure investment.
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Why Sustainable Infrastructure Matters
Quality infrastructure matters to every community, in every part of the Pacific Northwest.It's the backbone of our local economies and shapes much of our daily lives – providing us with clean water and air, effective transportation and communication, heat and power for home, work and industry, and more.
We spend billions of dollars every year to operate, maintain, rebuild and expand these essential systems - it's time we ensure these investment decisions work better for all communities.
CSI is the trusted Pacific Northwest-based non-profit ‘think and do’ tank with a mission to catalyze state-of-the-art sustainable infrastructure solutions that help communities of every kind thrive economically, socially and environmentally.
CSI is uniquely positioned to help decision makers re-imagine and re-direct the billions we invest in our infrastructure to deliver much more community value.
Our powerful proposition: Pivoting to sustainable infrastructure is one of the biggest levers we have to tackle our toughest challenges – from climate change to inequitable prosperity to crippling cultural divisions – and together build a thriving future for our communities.
REBUILDING COMMUNITY TRUST AND A HEALTHY FUTURE
BUILDING THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SMARTER INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
Nan Mckay, CSI Board Chair
“We face an infrastructure crisis in the United States with a long list of aging systems. The Center, through its work with regional and national thought leaders, is positioned to ask critical questions and propose timely solutions.”
Jesse Berst, Chairman Smart Cities Council
“We can't fix our planet unless we fix our cities and our infrastructure. That's why the work of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure is so important. Over the next 20 years, we have no choice but to upgrade or replace much of our current infrastructure, because it's beyond its design life. If we do it correctly -- if we upgrade to smart infrastructure -- these changes will be the foundation for our future prosperity. If we do it wrong -- if we simply install 20th-century gear -- we'll be trapped in the past, since it may be another 50 years before it is due for another renewal.”
Sen. Lisa Wellman, Washington State
“Reimagining infrastructure to align with 21st Century realities addresses the most fundamental drivers of economic development in an intelligent, comprehensive and meaningful way.”