Green Infrastructure Consulting

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is an engineered system intended to mimic natural drainage allowing our built environment to perform more like a healthy forest, wetland or prairie.  GSI provides environmental, economic and social services to communities in the form of rain gardens, bioswales, and cisterns  filtering pollution, reducing gray infrastructure costs and beautifying our neighborhoods and communities.
Read about the latest examples of GSI in Seattle and King County in the Overview and Accomplishment Report published in April 2020. Urban Systems Design was part of the leadership team that developed and edited the content for the report. Enjoy!


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"My professional work is committed to improving the built environment by ensuring multi-stakeholder collaboration in an innovative, participatory design process."


Cari Simson founded the award-winning consulting firm, Urban Systems Design LLC, in 2009.  Urban Systems Design (USD), provides professional consulting services to clients through integrating a collaborative, whole systems approach to improving urban livability and resilience. The woman-owned firm specializes in delivering expert leadership to projects that exemplify effective public-private partnerships, inter-agency coordination, and community engagement to transform the built environment. The firm’s work is dedicated to promoting service equity and broad participation to develop creative, resilient solutions to urban green infrastructure challenges.

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Owner Cari Simson leads stakeholders on a tour of the Duwamish River providing historical and cultural context for projects on this important waterway.  Photo Tom Reese
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Urban Systems Design's projects bring together diverse public and private collaborators to leverage resources and implement creative solutions to our urban dilemmas.  Whether writing grants, installing rain gardens, developing outreach and educational materials or introducing new partners our projects address the social and environmental needs of the communities we work in.



By partnering with organizations around the Puget Sound, Urban Systems Design is able to bring together the collaborative and technical services needed to complete green infrastructure projects with equitable community involvement. 



ADDRESS: 8001 14th Avenue NE, Suite A; SEATTLE, WA 98115


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