Mayors' Institute on City Design

MICD New York City 2024

New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and NYU Urban Lab hosted a Special Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in New York, NY from May 8-10, 2024.

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The Schack Institute of Real Estate offers cutting-edge, globally focused curricula including a real estate bachelor’s degree, real estate and real estate development graduate degrees, a construction management graduate degree, real estate continuing education, and real estate executive education. The NYU Urban Lab is dedicated to becoming the premiere hub in the country focused on impact real estate development and inclusive growth in cities. Since its founding in 1967, the Schack Institute of Real Estate at NYU’s School of Professional Studies has fostered collaborations between students, faculty and industry leaders to address the unique real estate challenges facing the world.  The Lab is a working laboratory that leverages this network effect of industry expertise in combination with the cutting edge of academia to address current challenges and best practices in urban real estate development and urban policy.


Eric Adams | New York, NY (Host)
Kerry Thomson | Bloomington, IN
April Graves | Brooklyn Center, MN
Kahlil Seren | Cleveland Heights, OH
Keith Gaskin | Columbus, MS
Layne Wilkerson | Frankfort, KY
Alix Desulme | North Miami, FL

Resource Team

Buwa Binitie | Founder and CEO, Dumas Collective
Susannah Drake | Principal, Architect & Landscape Architect, Sasaki
Aletha Dunston | Director, Indianapolis Economic Development
Derek Fleming | Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors
Arti Harchekar | Founding Principal, Joyful Urbanist
Lauren Hood | Founder, Institute for AfroUrbanism
Shawn Rickenbacker | Director, J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures



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