Indiana mayors working with Columbus institute on design during pandemic

The Columbus Design Institute is kicking off an online workshop today aimed at the mayors of five Indiana cities, to help improve their Main Streets and downtowns during the pandemic.

According to the Landmark Columbus Foundation, the Columbus Design Institute is an initiative to promote the value of good design in the sustainable and equitable development of cities. The institute was one of three throughout the country to hold a regional session last year for the Mayor’s Institute of City Design, hosted through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The mayors of Columbus, Shelbyville, Elkhart, Zionsville and Warsaw are taking part in the workshop today through Dec. 10th. Each mayor will be able to work with a team of design experts from around the country to learn about national trends and to have a workshop on their own community’s design challenges.