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MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship

Ongoing

The inaugural MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship, a collaboration between the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) and the Just City Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is taking place virtually in Fall 2020.

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Mayors’ Virtual Seminars

Ongoing

MICD Virtual Seminars are engaging and interactive learning and discussion opportunities for small groups of mayors. Each one-hour seminar will feature a deep-dive presentation on a single timely topic followed by a moderated group discussion among the attending mayors.

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MICD 75

TBD

St. Petersburg, FL

75th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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Regional Session: Iowa State

TBD

Des Moines, IA

The Iowa State University College of Design will host a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities.

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Watch Presentation: Streets for Pandemic Response & Recovery

August 11, 2020

Virtual Seminar

Through their recent resource, Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, NACTO has documented and encouraged quick build mobility projects and practices, in order to weather the acute crisis posed by COVID-19 and transition to a just, sustainable recovery. Attending mayors will learn about recent projects and the principles behind them, then participate in a discussion of practices and process that can lead to just outcomes in their own communities.

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Watch Presentation: Parks Are Your New Asset

August 4, 2020

Virtual Seminar

In the third MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded August 4, 2020, renowned landscape architect Ernest Wong of site design group invited mayors to reimagine how parks facilitate work and play while taking physical distancing into consideration.

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Watch Presentation: Safe Places, Active Spaces – A Design-Based Approach to Community Safety

July 29, 2020

Virtual Seminar

In the second MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded July 29, 2020, speaker Ifeoma Ebo shared insights regarding the root causes of crime and poverty as well as proven strategies for addressing those issues through community design. Based on her experience consulting with city governments and civic institutions around the world, along with her leadership on the board of the BlackSpace collective, she shared examples of how design can help transform our cities into safer places.

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Watch Presentation: Monuments — Reckoning with the Past, Envisioning the Future

July 22, 2020

Virtual Seminar

In the first MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded July 22, 2020, Bryan Lee, Jr. of Colloqate Design and Paul Farber of Monument Lab examine how monuments act as symbols of power and privilege in our cities. They visit ideas of impermanence, discuss strategies for representing unheard stories, and offer ways in which mayors can mediate difficult conversations to encourage healing and unity.

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MICD in Oklahoma City

November 20-22, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK

The Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities.

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MICD 74

November 6-8, 2019

Richmond, VA

74th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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MICD in New York City

October 30 - November 1, 2019

New York, NY

Van Alen Institute hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities.

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MICD in Columbus

October 16-18, 2019

Columbus, IN

Landmark Columbus hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities on October 16-18, 2019.

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MICD 73

September 4-6, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

73rd National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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MICD 72

March 20-22, 2019

Charleston, SC

72nd National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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MICD East

December 12-14, 2018

Austin, TX

Host: University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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MICD 71

November 14-16, 2018

Miami, FL

71st National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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MICD 70

September 19-21, 2018

Portland, OR

70th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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MICD 69

April 11-13, 2018

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor John Tecklenburg

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MICD East

December 6-8, 2017

Tampa, FL

Host: Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida

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MICD West

November 8-10, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Host: Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning

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MICD 66

March 22-24, 2017

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor John Tecklenburg

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MICD South

October 12-14, 2016

New Orleans, LA

Host: Tulane Regional Urban Design Center at Tulane School of Architecture

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MICD West

September 28-30, 2016

Albuquerque, NM

Host: University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning

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MICD East

September 21-23, 2016

Miami Beach, FL

Host: Florida International University College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

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MICD 65

May 18-20, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK

Host: Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett

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MICD West

November 18-20, 2015

Houston, TX

Hosts: Rice University School of Architecture and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research

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MICD South

October 21-23, 2015

Fayetteville, AR

Host: University of Arkansas Community Design Center

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MICD East

October 14-16, 2015

Cincinnati, OH

Host: University of Cincinnati School of Planning

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MICD 63

September 23-25, 2015

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

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MICD West

November 12-14, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Host: Southern California Institute of Architecture

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MICD South

November 5-7, 2014

Tampa, FL

Host: Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida

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MICD 60

September 17-19, 2014

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

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MICD South

December 11-13, 2013

Baton Rouge, LA

Host: Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University

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MICD West

November 13-15, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

Host: cityLAB at the University of California, Los Angeles

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MICD 57

October 16-18, 2013

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

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MICD 55

March 6-8, 2013

New Orleans, LA

Host: New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitchell Landrieu

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MICD South

November 14-16, 2012

New Orleans, LA

Host: Tulane Regional Urban Design Center at Tulane University

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MICD 54

September 12-14, 2012

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

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MICD South

February 15-17, 2012

Birmingham, AL

Host: Auburn Urban Studio at Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction

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MICD West

February 1-3, 2012

Houston, TX

Host: Community Design Resource Center at the University of Houston College of Architecture

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MICD East

December 14-16, 2011

New York, NY

Host: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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MICD 51

September 14-16, 2011

Charleston, SC

Host: Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

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MICD Northeast

September 22-24, 2010

Philadelphia, PA

Host: Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design

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MICD South

April 21-23, 2010

New Orleans, LA

Host: Tulane Regional Urban Design Center at Tulane University School of Architecture

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MICD West

July 15-17, 2009

Portland, OR

Hosts: Portland Metro, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon

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MICD West

May 7-9, 2008

Portland, OR

Hosts: Portland Metro, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon

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