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A leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors

Mayors Imagining the Just City (Livestreamed Event)

Date: April 22, 2022 (1:00 - 4:00pm ET)

Mayors Imagining the Just City (Recorded April 22, 2022)
Watch the recording of this live-streamed event here.

Concluding the second annual MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship, the 2022 Fellows discussed strategies for using planning and design interventions to address racial injustices in each of their cities in this livestreamed event. Building on the inaugural 2020 Fellowship, this 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 over the course of the Spring 2022 semester.

Over two panels, the mayors reflected on how racial injustices manifest in the social, economic, and physical infrastructures of their cities and discussed their aspirations for transforming those spaces into ones of connection, healing, community, and reconciliation.

Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair, National Endowment for the Arts

Speakers (2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellows)
Charleston, SC Mayor John J. Tecklenburg
College Park, MD Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn
Duluth, MN Mayor Emily Larson
Madison, WI Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
Providence, RI Mayor Jorge O. Elorza
Richmond, VA Mayor Levar M. Stoney
Salisbury, MD Mayor Jacob R. Day
Youngstown, OH Mayor Jamael Tito Brown

Toni L. Griffin, Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Director of the Just City Lab, Harvard GSD