Mayors' Institute on City Design

Our favorite images from 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:

The Resource Team reacts to the detailed instructions for holding open flames before participating in the WaterFire lighting ceremony in Providence, RI. (July 2017, 67th National MICD Session in Providence, RI; photo credit Kevin Murray/WaterFire Providence)

Richmond, VA Mayor Levar Stoney receives the flame passed from Resource Team members during the WaterFire lighting ceremony. (July 2017, 67th National MICD Session in Providence, RI; photo credit Kevin Murray/WaterFire Providence)

Resource Team member David Rubin takes participants on a tour of the Cummins Distribution Headquarters, the meeting space for the MICD regional session in Indianapolis, IN. David’s firm, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, designed the landscape(November 2017, MICD West regional session in Indianapolis, IN)

Mayor Allison Silberberg discusses ideas for the site of a former power plant in Alexandria, VA. (March 2017, 66th National MICD Session in Charleston, SC)

In his farewell speech as outgoing President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett credited his time at MICD with the inspiration for Scissortail Park, which broke ground a few days prior. (June 2017, U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL)

Anaheim, CA Mayor Tom Tait (left) shared his approach to building a “city of kindness” at the the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual meeting, alongside MICD Executive Director Trinity Simons and David Rubin of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective. (October 2017, ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA)

The Resource Team spends the afternoon break researching more ideas for Greenville, MS Mayor Errick D. Simmons (center) after he presented his case study at MICD East. (December 2017, MICD East Regional Session in Tampa, FL)

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