NEA Announces the NEA Mayors' Institute on City Design Anniversary Initiative

(1-22-10) National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman gave a policy address today at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). In his speech, the chairman addressed the role of smart design and artists and arts organizations as place-makers and announced the NEA Mayors' Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative. This funding program builds on the accomplishments of the Mayors' Institute on City Design® (MICD) over its 25-year history and reflects the program's tenets of transforming communities through design.