In the third installment of our Ethics in Civil Engineering series, we discuss some of the ethical issues inherent in our transportation systems.
Transportation systems are woven into the fabric of our communities and their prosperity. We must always be considering the different levels at which our transportation systems serve different communities and how we can work towards reliable transportation for all.
The second installment in our Ethics in Civil Engineering series takes a look at environmental racism.
From greenaction.org, the factors that culminate into environmental racism are "the institutional rules, regulations, policies or government and/or corporate decisions that deliberately target certain communities for locally undesirable land uses and lax enforcement of zoning and environmental laws, resulting in communities being disproportionately exposed to toxic and hazardous waste based upon race."
So how exactly does it manifest?
Welcome to our Ethics in Civil Engineering series! Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing some of the ethical concerns we must consider as civil engineers. Whether we like it or not, our work has an impact on living, breathing communities, and we must be careful to understand exactly what that impact is. We hope that these posts can be used as an educational tool to do just that.
Our first post tackles gentrification.
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