Author: Justin Fair


Haven’t been logging my way workouts for weeks now. At least once a week, shame, of ground work, squats, pull up accentrics, treadmill and the bike machine too. Today was near 8 miles on the seated bicycle for an hour five minutes.

Next Month 4/23/18: Health and Vacancy: The Case of Baltimore

Morgan State University’s annual design-health symposium hosted by at the School of Architecture and Planning:

Title: Health and Vacancy: The Case of Baltimore

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 (5:30pm-8pm)

Organizers: Community, Design, and Health Forum and AIA Baltimore

Sponsor: ZGF Architects


History of Vacancy in Baltimore (Jim Dilts, Architectural Historian)

Public Health Perspective on Vacancy (Joshua Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)

Current Policies and Approaches to Address Urban Vacancy (Stephanie Smith, City of Baltimore’s Assistant Director for Equity)

Health, Vacancy, and Advocacy in Baltimore (Jennifer Goold, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Design Center)

Health and Architecture in Contemporary Baltimore (Klaus Philipsen, Principal of Arch Plan, Inc.)


5:30-6:00pm: Reception

6:00-7:00pm: Presentations

7:00-7:45pm: Roundtable

1.5 AIA CES HSW credit will be available.


CBEIS Building, 5299 Perring Parkway, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251 (visitor parking is available close to the building)

RT @bniajfi: Goal 2: #Vacancy The most evident indicator of population loss in a neighborhood is vacant and abandoned housing; but their ramifications rest on the shoulders of the people who currently live among them…