• Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission

    This event will explore current research on race in the US, fifty years after the Kerner Report, and will be followed by the launch of a new publication by the Eisenhower Foundation.

  • Middle Neighborhoods

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

    Download the report.

  • 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 American Assembly

    The American Assembly is a public policy institute founded in 1950 by then Columbia University-president Dwight D. Eisenhower. For over sixty years, The Assembly has fostered non-partisan, public-policy discussions through convenings, research, and publications.

Cities

Middle Neighborhoods

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

Download the report.

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, 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 at The American Assembly supports leaders and practitioners in developing strategies for revitalizing US legacy cities through historic preservation.

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.

Recent

Eisenhower Memorial Legacy Organization

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission launched an interactive website that features the unique history and mission of The American Assembly, founded by Mr. Eisenhower during his time as Columbia University president. The Assembly is honored by the Commission as the first legacy organization of Mr. Eisenhower.

Knowledge Economies

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.

Influence Mapping

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

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.

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 was published in March 2016.

Publications

"Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement"

"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.

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On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods

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

Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice

A report exploring how the notice and takedown process became one of the principle mechanisms for regulating freedom of expression, and what it means when robots take over the job of mediating conflicts over online speech.

"Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities"

"Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities" is a report containing a nine-point strategy to shape new approaches to preservation, to adapt existing tools and policies used by preservationists, and to promote place-based collaboration, especially in legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and Cleveland.

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