Mayors' Institute on City Design


The High Line Network

The High Line Network offers a list of riverfront, bridge, railway, and other innovative reuse case studies in cities across North America. It and its member organizations publish research, plans, tools, and other resources to forward the field of infrastructure reuse, including reuse best practices, arts and culture models, equitable development frameworks, and more.

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Our Town Grants

“Creative placemaking projects strategically link communities and local governments with artists, designers, and arts organizations to improve quality of life, create a sense of place, and revitalize local economies.”  The National Endowment for the Arts offers matching grants to arts organizations, nonprofits, and local governments for creative placemaking projects. Funding is available for engagement, design, and … Continued

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Community Planning Assistance Teams

The Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) initiative at the American Planning Association pairs a multidisciplinary team of expert planning professionals with community members, key stakeholders, and relevant decision makers to address challenges including social equity and affordability, economic development, sustainability, consensus building, and urban design. Projects focus on localities with a demonstrated need for assistance, … Continued

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Design Assistance Teams

Based at the American Institute of Architects, the Design Assistance Team program has engaged over 500 professionals from over 40 disciplines to provide millions of dollars in professional pro bono services to more than 200 communities across the country. The program offers technical assistance and process expertise to help communities develop a vision and framework … Continued

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Advisory Services

Advisory Services panels from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are multi-day workshops that provide strategic advice on land use and real estate development issues. Panels link developers, public agencies, and other sponsors to the ULI staff and members. “Advisory Services panels provide expert, independent, timely, candid, and unbiased input from national real estate, land use, … Continued

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