Institute for Sustainable Communities: Equity In Smart Mobility


September 12, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Institute for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology and LISC Phoenix, invite you to join us for a webinar on the state of equity in smart mobility. The smart mobility revolution is here, and holds the promise to reduce emissions and make it easier than ever before for people to efficiently and cheaply get where they need to go. But, who will be the beneficiaries of this revolution?

While smart mobility creates opportunities, is it also maintaining, or even increasing, existing inequities in our transportation systems?

ISC, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and LISC Phoenix set out to tackle that question through a national data review, and local leader insights via focus group discussions in Maricopa County, AZ. We’ll be releasing our findings on Sept. 13. 

This advance webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of national quantitative data that suggests how smart mobility solutions are perpetuating existing barriers to transportation access, and in some instances creating new barriers. 
  • Contextualize that quantitative data with local insights from Maricopa County. 
  • Discuss a framework for equitable smart mobility solutions.
  • Provide real world examples of policies and practices that are leveraging smart mobility to increase equity in transportation systems. 


Terry Benelli, Executive Director
LISC Phoenix

Terry Benelli, Executive Director of LISC Phoenix,  is dedicated to ensuring residents of marginalized neighborhoods acquire assets they desire for upward mobility — jobs, safe and stable housing and communities designed to promote health.   

LISC Phoenix makes capital investments with an equitable lens. Terry oversees the community development operation in Phoenix and Honolulu. She previously held the position of City Councilperson in Mesa AZ. She is currently the Chairperson of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Community Advisory Council, a Board member of Artspace Minneapolis Minnesota, and Arizona Advisory Board for U.S. Bank and the Finance Chair of the MIHS Governing Council.

Linda Young, COO and Managing Director, Urban Analytics
Center for Neighborhood Technology

Linda oversees the project management, research process, and consulting services for CNT’s broad range of sustainability research projects. Projects include analysis, reports, and decision-support webtools to promote sustainable, equitable, and affordable solutions for transportation, housing, and water. She oversees the development, updates, and community applications of CNT’s Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, AllTransit, and the Urban Opportunity Agenda web portal. Linda also served as project manager for CNT’s subcontract to HUD and DOT to develop the Location Affordability Index and related web-based tools.  She holds a Master of Urban Planning from University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation Planning from Eastern Michigan University.


Jaime Love, Senior Program Officer
Institute for Sustainable Communities

Jaime Love is a Senior Program Officer on ISC’s U.S. Program team. In this role, she supports ISC’s work on the Partnership for Resilient Communities program. Prior to ISC, Jaime worked with Interact for Health where she developed and managed grant portfolios in healthy and active living and led the foundation’s work on equity, diversity, and inclusion. In her previous experience at Hamilton County Public Health, she created and managed a community-driven project focused on improving health through policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Jaime is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Health Promotion and Education program at Union Institute & University. She holds a Master of Education in Health Promotion from University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Racial Equity