• The Open Syllabus Project

    The American Assembly is the home of the new 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.

  • The American Assembly

    The American Assembly is a public policy institute founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University. For over 60 years, The Assembly has fostered non-partisan public-policy discussions through convening, research, and publication.

  • National Leaders Announce Action Agenda For Legacy Cities

    Urban Leaders, Landmark Experts Celebrate Newark’s Hahne & Company Revitalization As Example of How Historic Preservation Can Spur Development Strengthen Legacy Cities Across the Nation. Today, a consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly, the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) released a new Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities, which lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development while protecting communities’ cultural heritage.

  • Influence Mapping

    Helping data journalists and civil society groups map and analyze complex relationships of power.

Cities

The Legacy Cities Partnership

The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.

Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

The American Assembly's project on Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities seeks to assist leaders and practitioners in legacy cities in developing practical strategies for preservation, taking account of the fact that the built heritage is an asset that can be leveraged, but that long-abandonded structures can be a liability to revitalization.  

Legacy Citiy Design Initiative

The Legacy City Design Initiative is a network that shares innovative design practices being used to revitalize legacy cities.  Co-founded by the American Assembly, the project is now led by the J Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City.

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The Legacy Cities Partnership

The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.

Knowledge Economies

Tools for Investigative Journalism

The Tools for Investigative Journalism workshop brought together 30 journalists and developers to advance the state of the art around these tools, including social network mapping and datamining tools. The group met at City University in London, September 21-22nd.

The Takedown Project

An effort to better understand how the ‘Notice and Takedown’ process mediates conflicts between Internet users, rights holders, and online service providers.  Our empirical study of the issue will be published in early 2016.

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the new 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.

Shadow Libraries

An investigation of how university students in Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, and the US get the materials they need for their educations. The project looks at the mix of student copying, database licensing, commercial markets, and government regulation that together define the 'ecology of access' to textbooks and other materials.

Publications

Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities

The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities is a nine-point strategy that shapes a new approach to preservation, adapts existing tools and policies used by preservationists, and promotes place-based collaboration, especially in legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and Cleveland.

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

 

新兴经济体的媒体盗版 / Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

The Chinese translation of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies: the first large-scale comparative study of media markets, media piracy, and IP enforcement in the developing world.

Copy Culture in the US and Germany

A comparative study of media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement, based on a survey of 2300 Americans and 1000 Germans in August-September 2011.
 

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