About the Coalition
Engineering a more sustainable, just and resilient future
Mobilizing an engineering-led coalition to make resilience and sustainability a cornerstone of every decision in the infrastructure lifecycle in every community around the globe.
The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure will identify and address the biggest barriers to action that have prevented us from working together for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.
While the engineering-inclusive organizations at the center of the coalition seek to bring the kind of practical, science-based and solutions-oriented perspective that engineers are generally known for, we recognize that engineering-inclusive organizations alone cannot solve the systemic problems that exist at the intersection of climate change, aging infrastructure, and underinvestment. A multidisciplinary, multi-sector, global coalition is needed to break down the silos that have contributed to our collective failure to adapt and mitigate.
Our Core Values
We are an inclusive and diverse group of leaders unafraid to step outside our comfort zones and collaborate across sectors and geographies.
Trust and Ethics
We are a trustworthy and non-biased coalition centered around engineering organizations that put objective standards and public service first to maintain the integrity and safety of infrastructure that people utilize every day.
Action and Innovation
We are a coalition of doers. Members are not just great at identifying the problems of today and the future, but also taking an active role in solving them and innovating new solutions.
We believe systemic infrastructure solutions will be achieved through inclusive, just and truly global cooperation and collaboration. We welcome knowledge and insight from individuals of all ages, from all backgrounds, including those working outside of the engineering community, and from every region around the world.
We are a knowledge sharing organization. We believe that sharing what we and others have learned will only help us achieve our vision faster.
We know that our infrastructure must be engineered for future conditions and not just for today. We believe this requires the early and active engagement and involvement of youth as the engineers and leaders of the future.
The Los Angeles Summit
At the end of 2019, global leaders came together to identify the biggest barriers to infrastructure climate adaptation and resilience and to understand how the engineering community could act as a catalyst for action. It culminated in a signed declaration to move forward through a ‘Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.’
Update on progress one year since launch
The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure hosted its Fall 2020 Symposium in November 2020, one year on after its launch. In this short video, Christine Williams, CRFE, Aff.M.ASCE, Executive Vice President, ASCE Foundatio, and ICSI Board of Directors Chair, updates members with progress on governance, strategy and next steps. She details who is in the Board of Directors, including a new Director representing the Institution of Civil Engineers as they join ICSI and outlines the Mission, Vision and Values.