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

Des Moines, IA

MICD Des Moines

Date: July 27-29, 2022


Iowa State University College of Design in partnership with the City of Des Moines

The Iowa State University College of Design is consistently recognized nationally and internationally as one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the United States. The college includes seven departments, including Architecture, Community & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture. The session will be hosted in partnership with the City of Des Moines, known as a hidden gem in the heart of the midwest with remarkable historic and contemporary architecture, accessible and vibrant public art, a lively riverfront walk, and a welcoming spirit.

Iowa State will host a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities on July 27-29, 2022.


Des Moines, IA Mayor Frank Cownie (Host)
8 Mayors TBD

Resource Team

8 Resource Team members TBD

Cover photo by Des Moines Register