Friends of MICD,
Thank you for making our first round of virtual seminars a success! In our first four seminars, seven design experts hosted candid conversations that reached mayors and staff from 43 cities in 22 states. With a median city size of 88,000, these mayors gained new perspectives on monuments, parks, community safety, and streets and shared what's working in each of their cities. You can watch all four presentations below.
As we press on in this difficult year, we're hearing that while COVID-19 has added a layer of urgency and complexity to your decision-making, mayors still have a need for expertise and idea-sharing on a wide range of overlapping issues. We'll be back after a brief hiatus during the political conventions; stay tuned for our next seminar announcements soon.
Below, in our latest seminar, Zabe Bent, Dr. Destiny Thomas, and Ariel Ward led a critical, nuanced conversation about "slow streets" programs and equity. As your cities launch or tweak new rapid-response programs that reuse street space, how do you ensure they are contributing to the safety and quality of life for the residents who need it most? Watch this presentation to learn about different frameworks your city departments can use to infuse safety, equity, and justice into every urgent decision.
Mayors: what other topics would you like to see? Designers: what would you like to present on? Let me know at email@example.com
Mayors' Institute on City Design