In this seminar, Ifeoma Ebo and Dr. Mariela Alfonzo explored proven strategies for improving community well-being and safety and addressing injustices through design.
In this seminar, architect Deanna Van Buren explored how cities can create spaces of restoration rather than encourage mass incarceration. This seminar explored the ways city leaders can reimagine traditional “justice cores” as community assets, through examples in Atlanta, Oakland, and more.
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.