“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
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.
The Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) and the Just City Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design are pleased to announce the inaugural MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship, taking place virtually in late September to early December, 2020. Continue reading
"We believe unequivocally that Black Lives Matter": A statement from MICD Executive Director Trinity Simons. Continue reading
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