• 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.

  • Bowling Green Civic Assembly

    The Bowling Green Civic Assembly is an approach to helping communities by strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media.

  • On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods

    On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods, a new book edited by Paul C. Brophy, aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods.  Presented through case studies and essays by leading policymakers, community development professionals, and scholars, this volume explores the complex web of neighborhoods transitioning—for better or worse—across America.

  • 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.

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.

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 – Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and The American Assembly.

Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

Our Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities project supports leaders and practitioners in developing strategies for revitalizing 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 recently launched an interactive website that shares the unique history and mission of The American Assembly, which was founded by Eisenhower during his time as president of Columbia University. The Assembly is honored to be featured as the first legacy organization of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Commission's memorial website.

Knowledge Economies

Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly is an approach to helping communities by strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media.

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.

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

On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods

On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods, a new book edited by Paul C. Brophy, aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods.  Presented through case studies and essays by leading policymakers, community development professionals, and scholars, this volume explores the complex web of neighborhoods transitioning—for better or worse—across America.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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