#MyAIABaltimore

jimmy supporting NDC

By Jimmy Leonard, Assoc. AIA – 2016 CivicLAB Alum, AIA CAE Advocacy Participant

I woke up last week and Baltimore was still the place I’ve come to know since moving from North Carolina a few years ago: a city comprised of a multitude of social, environmental and economic complexities and contradictions. While some things have changed these past weeks, I have not. I still have my compassion for humanity and hold strong to a vision of the world that is healthy and safe for everyone. If anything, my resolve has been strengthened by recent events. I will continue to work with the Neighborhood Design Center in Baltimore City and continue to give voice to the underserved, now more than ever, in whatever capacity that I can. As a profession we have a tendency to throw words around the public stage like “resiliency”, “equity”, “diversity”, and “sustainability.” The litmus test for the profession is happening now; are we all talk or do we have the grit to follow through on our words? I believe #MyAIABaltimore is capable of such resolve.

About AIABaltimore

We are third oldest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and have over 1,100 members creating and advocating for great, sustainable design in Charm City!

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed