Flowing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into the Networks of Transportation Planning and Engineering
The ITE Greater Vancouver Section is pleased to have Clark Lim, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., FITE, to present at our breakfast seminar on May 31, 2023. This event will be hosted in Richmond at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and registration will include a hot breakfast for attendees.
The issue of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) has gained significant traction since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Media incidents highlighting inequality and injustice, both in the present and past, have exposed systemic biases ingrained in our society and social norms. Consequently, this has prompted calls to action for change from elected officials to industry organizations and corporate giants. As professionals, it is incumbent upon us to respond to these calls. But how do these highly political, emotionally charged, and occasionally violent issues pertain to our meek transportation industry? How can we bridge the perceived gap between EDI and our daily work and deliverables? By viewing these issues in a more holistic mirror, we may find the answers to these questions are closer than they appear.
Clark has three decades of experience in public, private, and academic sectors, specializing in analytical methods and information systems for transportation planning and engineering applications. After completing his graduate research at UBC in driver distraction and attention modelling in the early 90’s, he ended up at Metro Vancouver where he became involved in the establishment of TransLink and the Major Road Network (MRN). Roles at TransLink included Project Manager of the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line planning and consultation process (2004-2006), and Program Manager for the Research and Technical Services group. Currently at Acuere Consulting, he leads the development of data-fueled cloud-based applications such as congestion measurement systems, GHG inventory applications, and EDI tools that help clients measure and improve their corporate sustainability and diversity quotient. Annually, Clark lectures on transportation engineering and planning at UBC as an Adjunct Professor, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Piura, Peru. At UBC, he led the development of a triple-bottom-line methodology to measure the performance of the 2010 Olympic Games and future Olympic Games Host Cities, so they can be positive champions for sustainability and social equity.
When: May 31, 2023, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Richmond Campus – Room Main – 1380 (8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC)
Registrations are permitted up to the day of the event, however, food is not guaranteed for those registering after May 24, 2023.
Members – $20
Non-members – $25
Students – $10