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Smarter Infrastructure Spending to Build Thriving Communities -- CSI Whistle Stop #2: Olympia, WA
How “Value Planning,” a systems-based, community-centric approach to infrastructure design can accelerate sustainable, inclusive prosperity.

The CSI Whistle Stop Tour will travel virtually across the region to share how sustainable infrastructure projects are re-shaping the Pacific Northwest for a better future. Throughout the virtual “stops” on this tour, we’ll highlight projects across the Pacific Northwest that are helping create stronger economies, more vibrant communities and a healthier environment, and we’ll share how CSI and our partners are helping to bring these projects to life.

Join us to learn about each of these projects and how, collectively, they are transforming our region and can serve as an example for sustainable infrastructure - across the country and around the world.

Whistle Stop #2 features Olympia, Washington.

The program will cover Value Planning in Action: Pivoting from a $20M road-widening project to reimagine an entire corridor that is safer and works much better for all the neighbors – residents, businesses and industry.

Our conversation will be guided by:
- Tour Guide: Jim Rioux, Project Manager, City of Olympia will lead us on a virtual tour of the Fones Road project.
- Host, Rhys Roth, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure
- 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

We'll Get the Answer to These Questions:
• What is the Integration Dividend, and why is it key to building a sustainably thriving world?  
• Why are the billions we spend every year on infrastructure so important, and what can we gain by spending smarter?
• What is “Value Planning,” why is it transformative, and how does it work on the ground?
• What is CSI doing to scale integrated, sustainable infrastructure design and how can I help?

Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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