March Design Lecture 2023

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The last 20 years has presented opportunities for all of us to make an impact on “where we live”. When I say we I am speaking about the bigger “WE”, the people—all of the people, we—mother nature and all of her creatures and creations, and we—the future of the planet. When we are transforming the marketplace, people are measuring “success” in a lot of formats—cost- competitive, fast, and efficient delivery with a wide and robust product selection, but our customers and communities are calculating rising health and wellness concerns, increasing air toxicity, virgin plastics in the waterways, and healthy food choices for the family, just to name a few.

Mother nature is calculating less carbon in the ozone, more clean water for rivers and streams, fair and equitable use of resources, and more trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. It’s been said that “Being good is the largest threat to becoming great.” We cannot get comfortable. We clearly see that there is a tremendous amount of work yet to be done. We must remember the “genius and courage of dreaming”! We must work passionately for “ALL” spaces, people, and communities to be environmentally safe, socially responsible, and healthy. Our success will only be realized when we move beyond doing “less bad” to delivering “restorative communities” that give back. The energy and passion connected to the opportunity of “what’s next” is breathtaking. Life offers all of us the opportunity to take our commitments beyond the workplace and deliver “handprints” within our families and communities. This is the “genius and courage of a dream”.

This is a hybrid event with in person and online options available.  Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.

March 21, 2023
12-1 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
AIA Members and Allied Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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