WSP I Equity and Environmental Justice in Infrastructure

WSP I Equity and Environmental Justice in Infrastructure

At WSP we define equity as the leveling of the playing field with narratives, processes, and actions that create benefits specifically for historically marginalized and underserved people to improve their current and generational quality of life.  Equity must be intentionally built into every step of the engineering process, from planning to development to delivery. That means starting with a diverse team of people who bring a variety of perspectives to a project, engaging all the impacted communities to understand what they need to thrive, including marginalized expertise, like a Black-owned construction company, for example, in the execution, and clearly communicating the full benefits of the work throughout the build.

WSP-USA also has a long history of integrating equity into infrastructure projects. Our work is equity-driven. It’s a core value of WSP-USA to help communities flourish as a result of infrastructure engineering, whether by creating more access to underserved populations, ensuring nature-based solutions mitigate environmental justice issues, or recognizing critical cultural history that needs to be integrated into the planning.

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WSP USA Bridges to Prosperity 2022 Team Completes Kagarama Suspended Bridge in Rwanda
Congratulations to the WSP USA Bridges to Prosperity 2022 Team on the recent completion of the Kagarama suspended bridge in western Rwanda. Over the past two weeks, the team worked tirelessly to construct a suspended bridge crossing the...
Mar 3, 2022 12:40 PM ET
The Business Imperatives of Sustainable Buildings
WSP was appointed by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as Consultant for a new flagship report, Beyond the Business Case: Why you can’t afford not to invest in a sustainable built environment. The report was launched at COP26 in Glasgow in November during the day dedicated to Cities, Regions and the Built Environment. We asked David Symons, WSP UK Director of Sustainability,...
Feb 10, 2022 1:30 PM ET
WSP USA Establishes Equity Center of Excellence to Unlock Access for Underserved Communities
NEW YORK, February 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, has formed the Equity Center of Excellence (ECE) to drive the transformation of American transit and mobility to full and equitable access for underserved, marginalized and disinvested communities. The Equity Center of Excellence will ensure that every project achieves a high standard...
Feb 4, 2022 3:40 PM ET
Arup/WSP Joint Venture to Provide Planning and Engineering Services for BART Link21 Program
Multi-project initiative will transform Northern California’s 21-county passenger rail network into a better-connected system that is fast, safe, efficient, equitable and reliable.
Sep 16, 2021 10:55 AM ET
How Electrified, Equitable Mobility Can Transform US Cities
The transportation sector drives nearly a quarter of carbon emissions globally, so there is a clear need to decarbonize transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a leading choice. While next-generation electric cars and long-haul trucks have generated considerable fanfare, electric transit buses far outnumber electric trucks...
Sep 15, 2021 11:10 AM ET