The Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) announced the inaugural participants of MICD Alumni Technical Assistance (ATA), including 12 mayors and 27 design professionals. MICD ATA matches selected mayors with nationally renowned design experts for assistance with a case study project, either a continuation of their original MICD case study project or a new project focused on racial justice in the built environment. This program brings the spirit of MICD – candid, concrete, expert advice in a trusted setting – to a virtual offering while in-person Institute sessions are on hold.
Brie served as a resource team member, working alongside Ifeoma Ebo, Founding Director, Creative Urban Alchemy, LLC and Jim Stockard, to look specifically at a critical site in Union City, Georgia in support of Mayor Vince Williams. The work aimed at reclaiming, renewing, and reimagining Raymond Drive and Terrace as an active, safe, and welcoming neighborhood. Strategies featured included inter-agency collaboration to better utilize easements, the evaluation of social programming frameworks, options for increasing home ownership and the creation of community engagement forums. Check out the full document here!