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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
An Educational Resource

Our team here at Astig Planning is dedicated to working toward a world of activated communities, healthy ecosystems, and lasting equity. A world in which those most impacted by today's social problems are at the center of creative, community-based solutions that lead to full and dignified lives.


Our planning services are aimed at transforming communities and landscapes through engagement, empowerment, and advocacy.


We believe that in order to resolve society's tough issues we need fresh, bold, and unique ideas and strategies.


We specifially created this page to start a conversation.  Too often, the status quo goes unquestioned from people both in represented communities and under-represented communities.  We hope this little bit of knowledge sparks a curiousty to start your own research.  Whether you are someone with or without a background in planning, we want this page to serve as a starting point on your journey.

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What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean?

Definitions & Core Concepts

Core Concepts

What is implicit bias?

  • Implicit bias is a form of bias that occurs automatically and unintentionally, that nevertheless affects judgments, decisions, and behaviors. Research has shown implicit bias can pose a barrier to recruiting and retaining a diverse scientific workforce.​​​

What is racism?

  • prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

  • the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another.

What is institutional racism?

  • Institutional racism, also known as systemic racism, is a form of racism that is embedded in the laws and regulations of a society or an organization. It manifests as discrimination in areas such as criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, education, and political representation.



Race & Ethnicity

  • Terms: Definition


Gender & Sexuality

  • Terms: Definition

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