ISI Joins TRB Panel Discussion on Equity

ISI staff contributed to a panel discussion on “Planning for Environmental Justice and Equitable Outcomes at Airports and Beyond,” at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC this week. Speaking about Envision, CEO & President Anthony Kane and Verification Specialist Kailey Eldredge discussed how the framework supports equity and environmental justice efforts in airport planning and project delivery. They also highlighted the Envision Credit dedicated to Advancing Equity and Social JusticeQuality of Life 3.1 — and identified project lessons learned.

They were joined by experts from PRR, Inc., The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Speakers all referenced tools and methodologies that assist in understanding equity issues but one of the overarching themes was that the tools help, but do not replace, direct human engagement within the community.

Considered the largest global gathering of transportation professionals and researchers, with a focus on innovative solutions for all modes of transportation, the TRB Annual Meeting is taking place from January 7–11, 2024.