Our leadership provides facilitation and coordination of technical experts, designers, small businesses, and government staff to achieve successful outcomes for clients and communities. Providing a common thread between project partners, Urban Systems Design, will coordinate and facilitate meetings to efficiently achieve project goals, and help reveal and leverage unseen threads between project partners.
Urban Systems Design has facilitated meetings, workshops, community visioning and brainstorming exercises and trainings for clients including, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks Foundation, King County, City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation, Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition (DRCC), Community Councils and private businesses.
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Duwamish Vision participants participate in a visioning exercise. Cari Simson, owner of USD, was hired by the DRCC to facilitate the creation of the Duwamish Valley Vision in anticipation of the Superfund cleanup options (called the Draft Feasibility Study), in order to evaluate the cleanup options in the context of the community’s future vision for the river. The Duwamish Vision is an ongoing, comprehensive, community-based project, engaging people who live, work and visit the Duwamish Valley through workshops, mapping and interviews. The project has compiled over 500 diverse community ideas, concerns, and visions into a comprehensive ‘future map,’ which includes transportation, housing, recreation, economic development, and habitat restoration. Simson authored a summary of the projects findings titled "Duwamish Valley Vision Map and Report." Photo provided by DRCC.