Mayors' Institute on City Design

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Van Alen Institute | New York, NY

Van Alen Institute is a nonprofit with a mission of transforming cities, landscapes, and regions through design to improve people’s lives. Through design competitions, research, and public programs, the Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore creative ideas about the complex issues facing cities.

Van Alen Institute hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities on October 30 – November 1, 2019.

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Judy Paul | Davie, FL
James Hovland | Edina, MN
Josh Levy | Hollywood, FL
Christian Price | Maricopa, AZ
Vince Williams | Union City, GA
John D’Amico | West Hollywood, CA

Resource Team

Allison Arieff | Editorial Director, SPUR
Bryan Lee Jr. | Director of Design, Colloqate Design
Daniel Hernandez | Founder + Principal, Proyecto
Margie Ruddick | Founder, Margie Ruddick Landscape + Design
Giselle Sebag | Global Cities Consultant, Bloomberg Associates
Andrea Batista Schlesinger | Partner, HR+A Advisors
Julia Day | Associate, Gehl
Jae Shin | Director and Partner, HECTOR

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