Mayors' Institute on City Design

The University of South Florida (USF) hosted a Special Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in Tampa, FL from November 8-10, 2023.

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The Florida Center for Community Design and Research (FCCDR) is located within the School of Architecture & Community Design (SACD) at USF. It was founded in 1986 as a statewide research center to address urban and regional problems related to both natural and built environments and to provide design expertise, technical assistance, and applied research to assist Florida’s growing communities. The FCCDR has worked with over 100 communities on more than 150 projects.


Jane Castor | Tampa, FL (Host)
Matt Tuerk | Allentown, PA
Melanie Kebler | Bend, OR
Sharetta Smith | Lima, OH
Sangeetha Rayapati | Moline, IL
Ryan Sorenson  | Sheboygan, WI
Heidi Lueb | Tigard, OR
Anne Burt | Woodbury, MN

Resource Team

Cézanne Charles| rootoftwo, Detroit, MI 
JoAnne Fiebe
| Fairfax County, VA
Sarah Gamble | University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Jair Lynch | Jair Lynch Real Estate, Washington, DC
Ricky Peterika | Dark Moss, Tampa, FL
Lawrence Scarpa | Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Hawthorne, CA
Sam Zimbabwe | Kimley-Horn, Seattle, WA

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