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25 Years of MICD: Case Studies by Decade

Posted on December 4, 2014

From 1986 to 2011, we have seen code reform (yellow dots) and sustainability (green dots) themes surged in MICD case studies. A decline in economic development-related projects (red dots) during the 25-year period, however, does not necessarily mean that the issue was relegated. On the contrary, mayors and cities are now taking multi-pronged approach and addressing economic development comprehensively through a host of tools and strategies, such as policy reform, sustainability, neighborhood revitalization, mobility and transit, etc... Continue reading

25 Years of MICD: Trends by Decade

Posted on December 3, 2014

After looking at the snapshot of all 951 case study projects that 898 mayors from 532 cities brought to MICD from 1986 to 2011, we now parse the observed trends by decade. When Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. returned from an inspirational study trip to Europe in 1986, he wondered how he could pass on the lessons learned about city planning and urban design to other mayors throughout the country. Mayor Riley met with the former Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture Jacqueline Robertson, former Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts Adele Chatfield-Taylor... Continue reading