• Shadow Libraries

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Knowledge Economies

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.

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.

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

Shadow Libraries

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

"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.

Download the summary report.

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.

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