65th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson will participate in the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from May 18 to 20, 2016. Since 1986, the Mayor’s Institute has helped transform communities by providing critical urban design support to mayors. Toledo is among just eight cities from across the country participating in the session this week in Oklahoma.

During the 2 ½ days mayors present a range of design challenges, from waterfront redevelopment to transportation planning. The assembled professional resource team identifies issues, offers suggestions and discusses potential solutions. Continued interface opens new perspectives and sparks new ideas.

“My hope is for a broader design perspective that can be used to unite the City of Toledo on both sides of the Maumee River,” said Mayor Hicks-Hudson. In keeping with Mayor Hicks-Hudson’s pledge not to use taxpayer dollars for any travel that is not critical, all expenses related to the trip, including transportation, hotel and meals are covered by MICD.

The Mayor’s Design Institute has spurred successful projects throughout the nation and in other Ohio cities. More information and testimonials can be found at www.micd.org. MICD is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Architectural Foundation.

Posted by Stacy Weber on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.