Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This task force seeks to take action towards dismantling the hidden hand of structural and systemic racism within the field of landscape architecture at the local scale in particular, within our chapter, board and membership. Part of this work is to acknowledge that elitism and privilege in our profession is connected to racism and inequity. The operations of the task force are subject to the aspirations of the people involved.
DEI Draft Strategic Plan: Four Themes
Actively reaching out to underserved minority students and BIPOC professionals in a more direct and personal manner to increase exposure and awareness to the profession and encourage more diverse group of people to enter the profession.
Lowering the institutional and financial barriers to BIPOC Landscape Architecture students and emerging professionals who face financial challenges.
Facilitate institutional level discussion of anti-racism and equality among decision makers, firm leaders, and educators for actionable and concrete changes.
Celebrate the diversity of our Landscape Architecture community and advocate the talents and contributions of the BIPOC members and students.