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Economic and Social Sustainability at Airports (2019)

Chapter: Open Mic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Suggested Citation:"Open Mic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Economic and Social Sustainability at Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25597.
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10 Open Mic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Kurt Gering, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Kurt Gering facilitated an open mic session asking for attendees to identify good, bad, and ugly experiences with economic and social sustainability. Contributions from individual attendees follow: • Tampa International Airport is forming a Be Well Program and undertook a Desk to Runway 5K run for employees. • San Francisco International Airport installed a hydration station to support the use of reusable water bottles. A yoga room was created. • Social program training is often not mandatory, but sexual harassment prevention training is required. One airport is making social program training mandatory, similar to sexual harassment prevention training. • A challenging experience is talking about partnerships with carriers and then developing a continued discussion on social issues with the carriers. • An airport shared a negative experience with ineffective messaging. When language did not resonate with, or was not understandable by, a community, the airport experienced challenges. • Remaining static means failure. Solely because something is the current culture, does not make it right. • Change does not need to be large or monumental, but it starts the process.

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Conference Proceedings on the Web 23: Economic and Social Sustainability at Airports is a compilation of the presentations and a summary of the ensuing discussions at May 7-8, 2018, forum in Washington, D.C.

The meeting brought together individuals from airports, airlines, academia, consulting, local and regional government, general sustainability professionals, and others. The forum included sessions on social sustainability, economic sustainability, keynotes on mitigating human trafficking and innovative development at airports, and interactive breakout discussions delving into myriad social and economic sustainability topics.

ACRP organized the event as part of its series of convening activities titled “ACRP Insight Events.” ACRP Insight Events are forums that foster dialogue among professionals across sectors, institutions, and industries.

ACRP Insight Events convene airport industry leaders and subject matter experts in various fields to encourage discussion and promote broader and deeper insight on topics of significance to airport operators. These in-depth, face-to-face gatherings are designed to promote communication and collaboration, foster innovation, and help identify areas of future interest and research, especially for topics of emerging importance.

Copies of the slides of presentations made at the form are available online. The literature review prepared for the event is also available online.

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