On Thursday, OSI and Business Volunteers Maryland held the fourth event in the “Business in Community” discussion series, this one focused on transportation and accessibility.
Jamar Brown, a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP and chair of the OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board, facilitated the event, which included Del. Robbyn Lewis of District 46 and Elisabeth Sachs from the Office of the Baltimore County Executive
Dr. Seema Iyer, director of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, opened the session with a sober discussion about the ways Baltimore’s lack of transportation infrastructure has led to consistent population loss over the last seven decades.
Referencing the city’s persistent population loss, she said, “When you think about the media reports of the city of Baltimore, we think oh, it’s high crime rate. No, It is not high-crime rate. It is the fact that we have high commute times that we’re losing population. The high commute time is literally killing some of our neighborhoods.”
Watch the full session here (Passcode: JLEK9R=q).