Mayor James Brainard, Carmel, IN, awarded 2013 IMCL Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award

At the 50th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCL) in Portland, OR, June 23-27, 2013, Mayor James Brainard received the 2013 International Making Cities Livable Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award. “ He was awarded this "for his inspirational leadership in creating a vibrant, multi-functional heart for Carmel, IN. The beauty, harmony, and diversity of the compact urban fabric of City Center and the Arts District, squares, parks, theater and the Palladium demonstrate a clear understanding of true urbanity and a vision of Carmel as a great city.”

Mayor Brainard spoke eloquently at the 50th IMCL Conference to great acclaim. The theme of the Conference was “Reshaping Suburbia into Healthy Communities”. Fellow mayors and council members, professionals in planning, public health, urban design, architecture, and social sciences from around the world were profoundly moved and impressed by the beauty of Carmel’s new buildings and urban fabric, and the quality of everyday life these particulars will make possible.

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