The Roads to Justice: Building New Bridges

The new era of planning infrastructure projects includes a goal of rectifying past wrongs and increasing inclusion in decisions
Jul 27, 2021 9:00 AM ET

Other firms also are focusing on equity, even including it in specific job titles. Gabi Brazzil, for example, is a WSP project manager focusing on equity in project delivery. “The philosophy for me and WSP is thinking more about what we do than just a job title,” she says. “In terms of the industry, I think there is better organization around equity.” The emphasis is on intentional inclusion of stakeholders who historically have been left out of the conversation, Brazzil says, adding that in the past three years, “clients have been specifically calling out equity in requests for proposals. Public engagement is not just checking the box. It’s about talking with communities, not at them.”

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