(LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL) – City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Barrington A. Russell, Sr. is one of eight Mayors in Florida selected to participate in the 2014 South Regional Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD).
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 of Design has helped Mayors across the nation to transform their communities through design. To date, the Institute has graduated more than 850 Mayors and more than 600 designers.
The MICD achieves its mission by establishing sessions where Mayors engage leading design experts to find solutions to enhance urban design challenges facing their cities. Mayor Russell will present a case study on the Northwest 31st Avenue Corridor. Mayor Russell said, “I look forward to participating in the Mayors’ Institute on City Design to showcase the City of Lauderdale Lakes and identify solutions to revitalize the Northwest 31st Avenue Corridor.
Mayor Russell will participate in an intense two and a half day session in Tampa Florida. The MICD participants, along with a resource team consisting of outstanding city design and development professionals, will identify important issues, offer suggestions, and discuss potential solutions. Ultimately, these sessions will spark lively debate, opens new perspectives, and generate creative ideas that will assist the City of Lauderdale Lakes in transforming the Northwest 31 Avenue Corridor and surrounding areas, as well.
For more information please call the Office of the Mayor and Commission at (954) 535-2730 or visit www.lauderdalelakes.org. For more information on the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, visit www.micd.org.