• The American Assembly’s Next President

    The board of trustees for The American Assembly is undertaking a search to identify its next president following the announcement that current president David Mortimer will step down after serving The Assembly for forty-five years.

  • Global Institute on Innovation Districts

    The American Assembly announces a new project, the Global Institute on Innovation Districts, aimed at supporting the growth and impact of innovation districts around the world.

  • Toward Spatial Justice

    The "Toward Spatial Justice" panel discussion will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the World Monuments Fund in the Empire State Building in New York City. Registration is required to attend.

  • “Building Advocacy for the Middle Neighborhood Movement,” Cleveland working group in Nov. 2018

    Themed “Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods,” this working group meeting, held on November 13-14, 2018, will bring together the growing movement of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to stabilizing “on the edge” neighborhoods around the country.

Cities

Middle Neighborhoods

The American Assembly aims to build public awareness and understanding of the important role middle neighborhoods play in stabilizing communities and the urban economy.

Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative

Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative is a collaborative project of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP); The Earth Institute's Center for Sustainable Urban Development; and The American Assembly.

Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

The Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities project supports leaders and practitioners in developing strategies for revitalizing US legacy cities through historic preservation.

Past Cities Projects

The American Assembly has worked for over fifty years to expand opportunities in US cities and urban areas.

Recent

The Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Internt users' rights, open publication models, access to medicines, trade agreements, platform regulation, and other topics featured prominently at the Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, September 27-29 at American University in Washington DC.

Knowledge Economies

The Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Internt users' rights, open publication models, access to medicines, trade agreements, platform regulation, and other topics featured prominently at the Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, September 27-29 at American University in Washington DC.

Shadow Libraries

Shadow Libraries is large-scale comparative research project on the provision of educational materials in higher education, with a focus on how students get the materials they need.

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly is a pilot process for strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media in communities.

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the Open Syllabus Project (OSP), an effort to build the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for the development of new research, teaching, and administrative tools.

Publications

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly Report (June 2018)

Over 2,000 people participated in our 'Pol.is' online civic conversation in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This report unpacks the Bowling Green results and explains the methodology.

Shadow Libraries (May 2018)

Shadow Libraries examines how students get the materials they need for their educations.

"Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement" (March 2018)

"Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement" is a report that summarizes discussions on policy, practice, and research, as well as priorities and recommendations for action following the meeting, held November 15-16, 2017 in Baltimore.

Download the summary report.

On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods (Oct. 2016)

On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods transitioning—for better or worse—across the US.

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