Ensure beneficial social equity outcomes in considering the impacts of land use policy, public infrastructure and public service decisions on frontline populations.


ST-7.1 Identify the factors that can impact social and economic equity locally. Implement policies that result in building/maintaining infrastructure and provision of services needed to meet critical needs, including:

  • Public transportation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Affordable housing
  • Green space
  • Availability of social services

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, regional agencies, electric utilities, water utilities, non-profit organizations

ST-7.2 Draw on recent and relevant social vulnerability data in all planning processes.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, regional planning councils, regional agencies

ST-7.3 Include members of frontline communities and intermediary organizations in the policy-making process.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, regional agencies