Incorporating Social Equity into Decision Making

Incorporating Social Equity into Decision Making
In Public Works, we are responsible for providing services to everyone in our communities. When our infrastructure needs improvement, we often depend on customer complaints to inform us of impacts and use to prioritize projects. However, vulnerable populations did not always have a voice, and are disproportionately affected by failed or infrequently maintained infrastructure. There are many reasons why these populations are not reporting what they know. In the case of unreported impacts, they are falsely assumed to be non-existent, so the solutions do not receive a priority and funding. This program provides strategies for using data, outreach and augmenting prioritization criteria to better incorporate social equity into investments, decision-making, and balanced outcomes. Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  • identify the social equity concerns in your community
  • demonstrate a risk-based criteria and data collection system that includes social equity
  • describe a tool that will assist in making transparent and balanced investment decisions

This program is sponsored by the APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S)

Holly Scarlett, 
Drainage and Wastewater Planner, City of Seattle
Mark Johnson,  Principal,  Signal Architecture
Jonae Harrison,  Equity & Inclusion Manager,  City of Tempe
Braden Kay, Sustainability Director, City of Tempe

Moderator: John Trujillo

Registration: Members $0; Nonmembers $99  LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  July 8, 2020
A recording of this program will be available through the Members' Library a couple of weeks after the live program.

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Questions: Katherine Anderson, (800) 848-2792 ext. 5217,

7/9/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Please Note: Webinar Time Is Central Time

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