on Dec 21, 2023
Connie Chung joins MICD’s 78th National Session in Boston for Visionary Urban Leadership
The 78th National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) recently convened in Boston, MA, under the leadership of Mayor Michelle Wu. Seven mayors and a team of experts — including HR&A’s Connie Chung —gathered to tackle pressing urban challenges and exchanged insights on design and development. The session equipped these leaders with strategies for equitable revitalization, community engagement, and fostering vibrant public spaces.
We were inspired by each of these mayors’ commitments to centering equity in their work, uplifting local culture, and engaging the community in the design process for public spaces. Their efforts are essential for building more resilient, inclusive futures for their constituents.
Moreover, the insights from the session underscore the critical importance of connecting implementation to visioning. These urban leaders understand that the work is not just about envisioning positive change; it’s about ensuring a viable path toward making that vision a lived reality. How you design the steps along the way matters.
As our company leaders continue contributing to these impactful discussions and initiatives, it’s clear that there’s significant work ahead, but there’s also great leadership ready to roll up their sleeves and tackle challenges head on.