Equity Foundations: A USDN Capacity Building Program

By: Urban Sustainability Directors Network


In September 2015, USDN developed a holistic curriculum of webinars, videos, and worksheets to help local government staff to apply an equity lens to a sustainability project, including choosing a good project, communicating about the project and racial equity, building a team, applying proven equity tools, and designing the project to embed an equity lens in local government practice.


The videos, worksheets, and facilitator’s guide are available to anyone who is interested. More than 80 local government sustainability leaders already have used the modules to learn about adding an equity lens to sustainability. Sustainability leaders from more than 40 cities completed the final Crafting an Equity Project Plan worksheet.


It is recommended that you complete Equity Foundations as a team. The facilitator’s guide is designed for equity advocates to lead team workshops using the videos and worksheets.

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