Mayors' Institute on City Design

MICD in Oklahoma City


Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

The Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) at the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture was founded in 2008 to bring the power of design to communities across Oklahoma. Over the last decade, architecture students have worked with community leaders in 50 community projects across 28 Oklahoma counties, while IQC’s biennial conference on placemaking attracts 3,000 visitors from 60 Oklahoma counties to learn about improving their communities through design.

IQC hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities on November 20-22, 2019.

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Mark Saliba | Dothan, AL
Veronica Smith-Creer | El Dorado, AR
Manny Cid | Miami Lakes, FL
Chris Koos | Normal, IL
Kyle Moore | Quincy, IL
John Gettys | Rock Hill, SC
Tri Ta | Westminster, CA

Resource Team

Paulina Baeza | Indian Nations Council of Governments | Tulsa, OK
Hans Butzer | University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK
Cathy O’Connor | Alliance for Economic Development | Oklahoma City, OK
Arti Harchekar | Alta Planning & Design | Oakland, CA
Mary Margaret Jones | Hargreaves Jones | San Francisco, CA
Kennedy Smith | Community Land Use + Economics Group | Alexandria, VA
Gina Sofola | Sofola & Associates | Oklahoma City, OK


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