As part of the Spring 2021 Public Programs series at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), the seven inaugural MICD Just City Mayoral Fellows will discuss how to tackle racial injustices in each of their cities through planning and design interventions.
The inaugural MICD Just City Mayoral Fellowship, a collaboration between the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) and the Just City Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, took place virtually in Fall 2020.
This brief webinar provided an overview of the MICD Alumni Technical Assistance program and offered mayors and their staff the opportunity to ask questions about what makes a strong application.
In this seminar, mayors explored policy and design ideas for helping restaurants adapt to cold weather through safely distanced, winterized outdoor dining.
In this seminar, commercial district expert Kennedy Smith outlined a framework mayors can use to aid small businesses and main street districts during the pandemic
In this seminar, Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia and host of the REDESIGNING CITIES podcast, presented five case studies in which city leaders have formed key partnerships to transform suburban-style properties into more equitable, more resilient, and more economically vibrant neighborhoods.
Through their recent resource, Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, NACTO has documented and encouraged quick build mobility projects and practices, in order to weather the acute crisis posed by COVID-19 and transition to a just, sustainable recovery. Attending mayors will learn about recent projects and the principles behind them, then participate in a discussion of practices and process that can lead to just outcomes in their own communities.
In the third MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded August 4, 2020, renowned landscape architect Ernest Wong of site design group invited mayors to reimagine how parks facilitate work and play while taking physical distancing into consideration.
In the second MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded July 29, 2020, speaker Ifeoma Ebo shared insights regarding the root causes of crime and poverty as well as proven strategies for addressing those issues through community design. Based on her experience consulting with city governments and civic institutions around the world, along with her leadership on the board of the BlackSpace collective, she shared examples of how design can help transform our cities into safer places.
In the first MICD Virtual Seminar, recorded July 22, 2020, Bryan Lee, Jr. of Colloqate Design and Paul Farber of Monument Lab examine how monuments act as symbols of power and privilege in our cities. They visit ideas of impermanence, discuss strategies for representing unheard stories, and oﬀer ways in which mayors can mediate diﬃcult conversations to encourage healing and unity.
The Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities.
74th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
Van Alen Institute hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities.
Landmark Columbus hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design geared toward small and mid-sized cities on October 16-18, 2019.
73rd National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
72nd National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
Host: Tulane Regional Urban Design Center at Tulane School of Architecture