Olympia, WA

Cashing in on the Integration Dividend: 
Smarter Infrastructure Spending to Build Thriving Communities

Cashing in on the Integration Dividend: Smarter Infrastructure Spending to Build Thriving Communities covered value planning in action - the story of pivoting from a $20M road-widening project to re-imagine an entire corridor that is safer and works much better for all the neighbors – residents, businesses and industry. Read about the Olympia Value Planning Workshop that inspired this Whistle Stop!

GUEST PANELIST: Jim Rioux Project Manager, City of Olympia

GUEST PANELIST: Rich Hoey Public Works Director, City of Olympia​
GUEST PANELIST: Jemae Hoffman East Link Light Rail Development Manager, Sound Transit

GUEST PANELIST: Fran Eide American Society of Civil Engineers Sustainability Committee

HOST: Rhys Roth Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

We addressed:

  1. What is the Integration Dividend, and why is it key to building a sustainably thriving world?

  2. Why are the billions we spend every year on infrastructure so important, and what can we gain by spending smarter?

  3. What is “Value Planning,” why is it transformative, and how does it work on the ground?

  4. What is CSI doing to scale integrated, sustainable infrastructure design, and how can I help? 


Build a thriving, sustainable future of broadly shared prosperity in communities all across our region through integrated infrastructure solutions. Contact info@centerforsi.org to learn more.