Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky on leading through crisis and helping cities heal
A 2019 alumna of our program, Parkland, FL Mayor Christine Hunschofsky is a prominent national voice on crisis management and a fierce advocate for mental health. In light of COVID-19, she recently spoke with MICD Executive Director Trinity Simons about leadership during and after crisis, and how arts, design, parks, and public space can be tools to unite and heal.
"I think in crisis, people are seeking out natural and peaceful places. And we know that while we may have times of crisis, people are all dealing with some kind of trauma in their lives. As a mayor, this moment drives home to me the importance of connecting all of those green and natural spaces, of giving people those places where they can 'pause' long after this is over."