Press release: Thomson One of Six Mayors Invited to the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

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Thomson One of Six Mayors Invited to the 

Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Bloomington, Ind. – Last week, Mayor Kerry Thomson was one of six Mayors selected to participate in a special session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design.

Hosted by New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and the NYU Urban Lab, all expenses related to the program were covered by the Institute.

The two-and-a-half-day workshop was focused on equity, safety, and opportunity for all, offering pragmatic advice on how to approach each city’s most pressing issues through a design lens from nationally recognized experts in architecture, landscape architecture, arts and culture, city planning, real estate development, and transportation.

“Given all of the design opportunities across the Trades District, the Hopewell neighborhood, and the Convention Center, this was a tremendously helpful program that will benefit me personally and the city for years to come,” added Thomson. “I was honored to participate and look forward to putting what I learned to use.”

Mayors’ Institute on City Design, the nation’s preeminent forum for mayors to address city design and development issues, is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors.  Since 1986, MICD has helped transform communities through design by preparing over 1,200 mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.


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