Jeff Fugate, the acting Associate Dean for Administration and Sutherland Visiting Professor at the UK College of Design, was recently invited to participate in the 72nd National Session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD), which took place in Charleston, S.C. from March 20-22, 2019.
Hosted by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, MICD brought together experts in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, economic development, transportation, real estate development, and urban design. As one of the experts, Fugate joined a group of eight mayors for two and a half days of discussions, offering pragmatic advice on how the mayors could approach the design and development challenges facing each of their cities.
“Having Jeff representing the College of Design in discussions about urban development is perfectly aligned with our new Urban + Environmental Design program and will add a layer of real-world significance as the program launches this fall,” said Dean Mitzi Vernon.
At the forefront of the discussions were concerns about neighborhoods that have been left behind while other areas of the city saw success. Fugate and other members of this resource team shared a curriculum of cutting-edge ideas and key design principles.