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A leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors

December 2017

RFQ seeking 2018 Regional Session hosts

Posted on December 20, 2017

December 2017 — WASHINGTON — The Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) is pleased to announce an opportunity for universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to serve as partners to host and organize two Regional Sessions in 2018 using the MICD model... Continue reading

Behind the scenes at MICD: 5 takeaways from 2017

Posted on December 20, 2017

The Mayors' Institute on City Design conducted three national and two regional sessions in 2017, touching communities large and small across the country. While the recommendations made at each closed-door session are confidential, we are excited to share a behind-the-scenes look at this year's sessions... Continue reading

Our favorite images from 2017

Posted on December 18, 2017

Congratulations to the 35 mayors who completed an MICD session this year, and a huge thanks to our session hosts and the many Resource Team members who gave mayors an unparalleled look at the latest in urban design. While we're already planning for our 2018 sessions, we took a look back at some of our favorite photos from 2017... Continue reading

New resource for design funding

Posted on December 15, 2017

Design Funding Trailblazers, a recently-launched website from Impact Design Hub, showcases a growing list of grants and funding opportunities for design projects. From creative placemaking to human-centered architecture, these resources can help fund impactful design projects of all types... Continue reading

University of South Florida hosts 7 mayors at MICD East Tampa

Posted on December 14, 2017

Seven mayors participated in the 2017 MICD East regional session, held December 6-8 in Tampa, FL. Hosted by the University of South Florida's Florida Center for Community Design & Research, this two-and-one-half day session covered a wide variety of urban design challenges faced by cities across the region... Continue reading