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A leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors

MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship

2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship

The MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship is a program of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in partnership with the Just City Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. This unique and highly interactive program brings together a small group of mayors to directly tackle racial injustices in each of their cities through planning and design interventions.

The 2022 Fellowship will help mayors navigate a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic, providing actionable ideas for city leaders rising to meet this moment of change. Building on the inaugural 2020 Fellowship, this program will explore ways to create lasting, transformational impacts from new federal funding streams such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Lab’s Just City Index will frame dynamic presentations and dialogues with experts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, art activism, housing, and public policy. Over the semester-long program, mayors will identify how racial injustices manifest in the social, economic, and physical infrastructures of their cities and develop manifestos of action for their communities.

The program is expected to follow a hybrid in-person and virtual format between February and May of 2022.

Read more about the 2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship
Read more about the 2020 Fellows

Mayors Imagining the Just City (Livestream)
Friday, April 22
1:00 – 4:00pm ET
No registration needed. Mark your calendar and watch the livestream here.

Concluding the second annual fellowship, the 2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellows will discuss strategies for using planning and design interventions to address racial injustices in each of their cities in this livestreamed event. Building on the inaugural 2020 Fellowship, this program has explored ways to create lasting, transformational impacts from new federal funding streams such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act over the course of the Spring 2022 semester.

Over two panels, the mayors will reflect on how racial injustices manifest in the social, economic, and physical infrastructures of their cities and discuss their aspirations for transforming those spaces into ones of connection, healing, community, and reconciliation.

Welcomes
Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair, National Endowment for the Arts

Speakers (2022 MICD Just City Mayoral Fellows)
Charleston, SC Mayor John J. Tecklenburg
College Park, MD Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn
Duluth, MN Mayor Emily Larson
Madison, WI Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
Providence, RI Mayor Jorge O. Elorza
Richmond, VA Mayor Levar M. Stoney
Salisbury, MD Mayor Jacob R. Day
Youngstown, OH Mayor Jamael Tito Brown

Moderator
Toni L. Griffin, Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Director of the Just City Lab, Harvard GSD