Time:
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Date:
7 October 2021

Industry Leaders Forum: Social Equity Reflected in Infrastructure/the Built Environment

Social Equity Reflected in Infrastructure/the Built Environment

How does social equity look in practice relative to the triple bottom line? What relationship do the terms justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) have in ensuring the public health, safety, and welfare? What is your role to ensuring JEDI informs project design and practice? What metrics exist that measure the extent of implementation and the degree to which social equity is implemented and monitored? If you have ever pondered these questions, then this session will guide you through a discussion to answering them. The session will begin with defining justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion followed by a panel discussion of how JEDI informs equitable and inclusive engineering practice and design.

Desired Outcomes

  • Raised awareness and commitment to elevating the social equity component of the triple bottom line.
  • Understand the social and economic impacts that result from inequitable infrastructure decisions.
  • Advancing policy discussions on promoting social equity in engineering practice.