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Planning for the future in Baltimore’s Jonestown

Business ethicist Lindsay Thompson in residence
Posted July 31, 2013

Associate Professor Lindsay Thompson lives and works in Baltimore's historic Jonestown.

Lindsay Thompson, PhD ’01 (A&S), who teaches business ethics at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, knew she wanted to live in a redevelopment neighborhood, the kind of area she has been researching for years. She settled in Baltimore’s Jonestown neighborhood, an area unique in its history, but struggling with challenges common to many urban neighborhoods. And inspired by her students' desire to build value creation for communities and Carey’s Innovation for Humanity curriculum, Thompson started a new class in spring, 2013, in which she and her students are mapping the assets of her neighborhood. They will then develop a comprehensive business plan, working with other neighborhood and institutional partners, including Maryland Institute College of Art students, who are designing a streetscape.