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Vision & Mission

CIS collaborates with community visionaries, leading some of our nation’s largest urban greening programs. Our purpose is to create climate resilient, equitable cities.

Our mission

Is to form collaborative partnerships with community champions to tackle climate issues through scaled innovation and multidimensional solutions that uplift under-served communities.

Our vision

Is a world where climate resilience and equity are synonymous in urban communities.


Communities across the U.S. are facing challenges related to aging infrastructure, deferred maintenance, environmental degradation, systemic discrimination, and climate change.


Comprehensive climate solutions that contribute to enhanced social outcomes while mitigating risk. Our visionary-driven, audacious solutions pave the way for a sustainable future, guided by our diverse collective.


We deliver advisory services and community-based partnerships that build and improve urban infrastructure, create quality local jobs, and transfer implementation risk away from local government.