Mayors' Institute on City Design

Join our circle of city leaders.

Bringing together distinguished and diverse leaders across the country, we create space for collaboration on complex challenges facing mayors and their cities.

We’ve hosted over 1,200 mayors representing all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico & Guam. And we’ve worked with over 700 design and development leaders. Our hope is that all participants gain from the ideas shared and connections made with every experience.

Mayors

MICD offers a variety of collaborative programs built to help mayors become more effective leaders: Institute Sessions, the MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship, Virtual Seminars, and Alumni Assistance and Advising. Programs are held throughout the year, all around the country, always focused on developing tangible solutions for real world challenges.

Design Leaders

Join our network of distinguished multidisciplinary experts, selected on a rolling basis for participation in a variety of programs held each year. Design leaders are a sounding board for mayors in sessions, sharing their knowledge and skills to help mayors tackle today’s most pressing design challenges. Ideal candidates are seasoned with relevant experience in the public sector and a belief in improving the fabric of American cities.

Express Interest

We value a diversity of perspectives across the fields of city design and development, including:

  • Architecture
  • Arts & culture
  • city planning
  • community engagement
  • economic development
  • Housing
  • Landscape architecture
  • real estate development
  • transportation
  • urban design
  • Architecture
  • Housing
  • Arts & culture
  • Landscape architecture
  • city planning
  • real estate development
  • community engagement
  • transportation
  • economic development
  • urban design

Mayoral Alumni

Whether you recently attended a session or are a long-time graduate of the program, we offer a variety of ways to stay involved and engaged in our programs.

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