Welcome to Lambda Alpha International and the Baltimore Chapter

Lambda Alpha International (LAI) is an honorary, networked international association for distinguished professionals in all fields related to the use and development of land. LAI is committed to promoting best practices and making a difference in our communities. The 2,200-plus members of LAI make valuable connections locally and with peers worldwide. LAI has a network of 25 Chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia that offer a variety of programs with top speakers, relevant forums, and events where members engage in discussion and debate about land use, economic, and business issues that matter on a local level. The Baltimore Chapter was formed in 1992 and its members – from business, academia and government – represent a wide range of professions dealing with some aspect of land economics. Baltimore LAI Chapter List of Speakers 2018 – 2023 and our Baltimore 2022 Year in Review newsletter Click here for videos of past programs held by LAI International Chapters.

Upcoming Events

October 16, 2024 - October 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Next Land Economic Gathering

Land Economics Gathering 2024
Phoenix, Arizona
October 16 – 18, 2024

Please visit LAI’s website for more information on upcoming Gatherings.

Supporting our Community

In January 2022 the Baltimore Chapter Board decided to use some of its reserves over the next four years to support important work – tied to land economics – being done in our City and community by nonprofits.  Share your suggestions, they are welcomed.

In 2022 a $5,000 contribution was made to the Stop Oppressive Seizures (SOS) Fund to help Baltimore City homeowners escape the tax sale process, where they can be forced to pay usurious interest and fees, and even lose their homes, to investors over unpaid tax and water bills. February 2023, hosted a lunch program on “Addressing Tax Sale Foreclosures on Home Owners/West Side Development” featuring speakers Nneka N’namdi, Fight Blight Bmore, and Bree Jones, Parity, who created the SOS Fund.

In 2023 a $5,000 contribution to Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm was presented during the November 2023 Annual Meeting Luncheon. July 2023 Baltimore members and guests enjoyed a lovely Summer Outing at The Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm with the founder and Executive Director Richard Francis, widely known as “Farmer Chippy.” He and his team of farmers with the youth and other community members have created an outstanding farm, farmer’s market and inspiring and effective community engagement program that is “Growing Food, Community and Vibes.”