Roberto Rovira was part of The American Society of Landscape Architects third annual Diversity Summit in Washington D. C. Among this year’s panelists were Melissa Henao-Robledo, Bianca Paz Ribadenieira, Diana Fernandez, Carolina Carvajal, Jose Alvarez, Angelica Rockquemore, Aaron Ruffin, Mercedes Ward, and Roberto Rovira.
“In year three of the ASLA Diversity Summit, held in Washington, D.C., July 11 and 12, the participants, a mix of new and returning, were eager to capitalize on the success of previous summits and move forward with concrete action items.
While landscape architecture remains a minority profession employing just 21,600, according to estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the demographics within the profession do not match the racial and ethnic demographics of the country. This discrepancy will only become increasingly glaring as the minority population across the U.S. continues to grow.”
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