Mayor Roy Gold has been invited to attend the Mayors Institute on City Design to be held on December 14 – 16, 2011 in New York City. The invitation-only conference includes just six other mayors from around the country for an intensive, two-day symposium intended to offer the invited mayors a better understanding of city design. Specifically, the conference offers the opportunity for the mayors to learn how to approach the challenges present in their cities through the perspective of urban design.
“The Mayors’ Institute on City Design will enable me to see how strategic urban design can successfully stimulate business development in Coral Springs and our local economy,” Mayor Gold said.
An Associate Adjunct Professor from Columbia University’s School of Architecture recently visited the City to gather information necessary to develop a case study of Coral Springs. During the upcoming session, the mayors will have the opportunity to discuss that case study with a resource team made up of experts in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, real estate, civil engineering, finance, and transportation. Together they will offer pragmatic advise on how the City can support redevelopment of the downtown area into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use hub as well as support redevelopment of other commercial areas within the City.
The Mayors’ Institute on City Design is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors. Since 1986, the Mayors’ Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to become important contributors to their city’s urban design team. The Mayors’ Institute conducts several sessions each year. For a list of upcoming events, past attendees, and for more information, visit www.micd.org.