Evergreen has evolved dramatically over the past 25 years with a series of projects and programs that have enabled strategic leaps—more often than not—forward.
It has been a wild ride for Evergreen, growing from a simple idea into an institutional leader on subjects ranging from restoration ecology and the design of children's learning environments, to transit planning and lane way housing.
Evergreen focuses on innovations related to sustainability and cities and a series of complex problems that involve multiple stakeholders. They don't look for the hardest problems to solve, they look for ideas that are stuck—but ready to move. Over the years Evergreen has defined itself a convener and a change agent.
With a focus on the future, Geoff Cape, CEO of Evergreen, reflects on the past 25 years of work led by Evergreen and looks to the future on where the organization may go in the years ahead.