Tag: Equity and Infrastructure

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What can civil engineers do to prevent another Flint water crisis elsewhere?

So, in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, what lessons have civil engineers learned?

How the Flint water crisis has impacted US lead-pipe removal efforts

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has spurred a push to remove lead water pipes across the United States. But challenges remain.

Examining social equity in infrastructure

In this episode of ASCE Interchange, Maya Trotz, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Florida, examines social equity in infrastructure.

What is the best way to integrate community needs and civil rights into an infrastructure project?

The recent reconsideration of a major interstate expansion project in Texas has reignited conversation around the ways civil rights and community needs intersect with infrastructure.

FHWA invokes Civil Rights Act to suspend Houston interstate expansion

A massive infrastructure project planned for Houston is in limbo while the Federal Highway Administration investigates potential Civil Rights Act violations. The outcome could have implications for future projects.

How the interstate highway system connected — and in some cases segregated — America

Can infrastructure affect social equity? The history of the interstate highway system indicates yes.

Policy Briefing: Equity, environmental justice emerge as key goals of Biden infrastructure plan

The Biden administration wants to use infrastructure to improve racial equity and environmental justice while redressing harms associated with past projects.