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WSP Executive Director Rachel Skinner discusses Inclusive design

WSP Executive Director Rachel Skinner discusses Inclusive design

 September 28, 2021

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Listen to an insightful webinar about designing for intersectional and inclusive places, featuring Rachel Skinner, WSP UK Executive Director (Transport) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) President.

Understanding how to design truly inclusive spaces

The webinar, organized by ICE, provides an opportunity to consider intersectionality in design and what it means to design truly inclusive spaces.

From the ‘why’ to the ‘how’, Rachel, alongside other leading experts, discusses how to serve the needs of all communities, while answering the question: As engineers and designers, how can you ensure you are co-creating equitable spaces and infrastructure that are inclusive to all?

An impressive leadership career

Alongside her leadership roles at WSP and ICE, Rachel is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner.

Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018.

In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.

Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration.

She is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

Watch the webinar featuring WSP's Rachel Skinner.

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