Current Project

Addressing Equity and Identifying Bias in Engineering With Nature® Project Decision-Making and Incorporating Wellbeing Benefits of Nature

This project will advance the consideration of equity by USACE districts by highlighting rules and norms that can propagate inequities. The objective of this project is to improve USACE’s ability to incorporate equity concerns and wellbeing benefits into the planning process and analysis of EWN projects. The project will identify determinants of bias and inequity in the USACE project planning processes and develop benefit metrics for access to natural and nature-based features. This will increase the transition of knowledge from research and development into practice.