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Design Leaders: A Birmingham Landmark Rises Again as a Community Startup Hub

Posted on January 27, 2021

“Design Leaders,” a new series from Next City, highlights mayors’ roles in design and the built environment in their cities. In the first installment, Birmingham, AL Mayor Randall Woodfin shares the story of Ensley, a historically underinvested neighborhood that will soon see major improvements on the site of its most prominent building. Mayor Woodfin, a 2018 MICD alum, also participated in the inaugural MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship in Fall 2020. Continue reading

Apply for MICD Alumni Technical Assistance

Posted on October 26, 2020

October 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC – To help mayors as they address the complex challenges facing today’s cities, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) is pleased to announce a new program to offer technical assistance to MICD alumni mayors. MICD Alumni Technical Assistance will match selected mayors with a pair of nationally renowned design experts who will advise the mayor on their selected city design challenge.
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A Tribute to Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, 1933-2020

Posted on May 13, 2020

Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, FAIA, FAICP, was a lifelong public servant dedicated to architecture, planning, and the public good. Among his many contributions to the broader field of urban design, Robertson was a co-founder of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. Continue reading