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Social equity in urban transportation planning

Survey of North American cities suggests ways to spread infrastructure benefits across society
Wed, 2015-01-07 11:41

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities’ transportation plans evoke a more complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals – all aimed at promoting “sustainability.” Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, such as helping disadvantaged neighborhoods access essential services, according to researchers at McGill University.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Understanding Discrimination: frameworks and first steps for implementing equity in professional practice

Tue, 2013-01-15 14:30 - 17:00
McLennan Library Building : Room MS-74 (lower level), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will cover terminology, cultural competencies, and dimensions of diversity in both conceptual and concrete terms. This first workshop in the Safer Spaces series provides an introduction to the complicated questions that arise when working, studying and living in cross-cultural settings.

Source Site: /equity_diversity