Mayors' Institute on City Design

2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The 2022 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, took place in Spring 2022.

The 2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship helped mayors navigate a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic, providing actionable ideas for city leaders rising to meet this moment of change. Building on the inaugural 2020 Fellowship, the program explored ways to create lasting, transformational impacts from new federal funding streams such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. The Lab’s Just City Index framed dynamic presentations and dialogues with experts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, art activism, housing, and public policy. Over the semester-long program, mayors were given the tools to identify how racial injustices manifest in the social, economic, and physical infrastructures of their cities; and develop manifestos of action for their communities.

2022 Mayoral Fellows

John Tecklenburg | Charleston, SC
Patrick Wojahn | College Park, MD
Emily Larson | Duluth, MN
Satya Rhodes-Conway | Madison, WI
Jorge Elorza | Providence, RI
Levar Stoney | Richmond, VA
Jacob Day
| Salisbury, MD
Jamael Tito Brown
| Youngstown, OH

Click here to read the 2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship press release.

Click here to download the 2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship Program Book.

Mayors Imagining the Just City

As part of the Spring 2022 Public Programs series at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), the 2022 Fellows joined for two panel discussions, discussing strategies for using planning and design interventions to address racial injustices in each of their cities.

The first panel, Just Cities, Infrastructures, and Community-Building, features Charleston, SC Mayor John Tecklenburg; Duluth, MN Mayor Emily Larson; Salisbury, MD Mayor Jacob Day; and Youngstown, OH Mayor Jamael Tito Brown.

The second panel, Just Cities, Infrastructures and the College Town, features College Park, MD Mayor Patrick Wojahn; Madison, WI Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway; Providence, RI Mayor Jorge Elorza; and Richmond, VA Mayor Levar Stoney.

Watch the recordings here and read GSD’s recap for more.

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