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

Welcome to the Mayors’ Institute on City Design: Introductory Videos

This series of short videos introduces participating mayors and their staff to the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) to help you get the most out of your experience.

Module 1: Selecting a Project

After you accept an invitation to attend the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, this video will help you select a case study project to bring to the session and introduce you to successful past projects.

Module 2: Preparing for the Site Visit

Once your site visit is scheduled, this video explains what to expect when the MICD session host visits your city to help finalize your case study project selection.

Module 3: Preparing the Mayor’s Presentation

As you prepare to attend your MICD session and present your selected case study project for feedback, this video explains what makes a successful presentation and what to expect during the roundtable discussion that follows.

Module 4: What’s Next?

After returning home from the Institute, this video explains what next steps to expect and offers ideas for carrying the momentum forward on your case study project.