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Equity & the Built Environment: A Conversation on JEDI in the Industry

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    Description

    Join this conversation to hear from a panel of diverse BIPOC* voices who work towards improving the state of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (acronym ‘JEDI’) in the AEC industry, not just in academia and professional practice but also in how design bias and underrepresentation reinforce endemic design inequities. Panelists include Michael Ford, founder of Hip Hop Architecture Camps, Melissa R. Daniel, host of Architecture is Political podcast, and Shiva Mendez, Principal at HOK. (*BIPOC is an acronym for black, indigenous, and people of color).

    Key Learnings

    • Expand your understanding of the current state of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in the AEC industry
    • Learn the cultural and business implications of DEI on the industry
    • Identify impactful strategies that create material change and track their outcomes
    • Get inspired to create or adopt an actionable takeaway to help you check bias, unlearn harmful frameworks of reference, and improve equity and inclusion in your practice or community