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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Councilman Jeff Johnson attended the Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities conference in Cleveland. This post was first published on the Preservation Rightsizing Network blog and is re-posted with permission.

A Note on TERA’s “The Economic Contribution of the Creative Industries to EU GDP and Employment”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TERA Associates has released a follow up to their 2010 study on the impact of “piracy” on creative industries in the European Union.  The new study, entitled “The Economic Contribution of the Creative Industries to EU GDP and Employment,” makes three arguments:

1)     That the creative industries include 8.3 million “core” creative jobs and 5.7 million “interdependent” and “non-dedicated support” jobs, totaling 14% of the EU27 workforce and contributing 6.8% of GDP (€ 860 billion).

Opportunity: Help us analyze 2 million scraped syllabi!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Do you have enviable data visualization and natural language processing skills and a passion for learning how teaching changes over time? If so, the Open Syllabus Project needs you!

Media Round-Up!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This week in Legacy City news:

Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties
by Benton Martin
Benton Martin writes on the importance of local government to build constituencies and head off objections from other levels of government. The full essay was published in August in The Urban Lawyer.

Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Benton Martin writes on the importance of local government to build constituencies and head off objections from other levels of government. The full essay was published in August in The Urban Lawyer.

Intellectual Property (or lack thereof) in Online Courses

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

In a recent story published on The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Vitae Blog, Karen McArthur’s experience with plagiarism of her online art history course serves as a reminder of the murky new definition of intellectual property in the digital age:

Welcome to the new Americanassembly.org!

Friday, August 29, 2014
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Obituary of Former American Assembly President William Sullivan

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It is with considerable sadness that The American Assembly announces the passing of William H. Sullivan (Oct. 12, 1922—Oct 11, 2013), who served as our President from 1979 to 1986. After a distinguished career as a diplomat and a scholar, Bill brought great prestige to our institution, stabilizing The Assembly’s finances and developing innovative projects. He was held in high esteem by all who had the privilege to work with him, especially The Assembly’s trustees and staff, who extend their condolences to his family.

Strategies for Legacy Cities Articulated in Lincoln Institute Report

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Strategies for rebuilding struggling cities are articulated in the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's Regenerating America's Legacy Cities report.

Assembly's Nick Hamilton Joins Urban Policy Experts for Next City's Vanguard

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The American Assembly's Nick Hamilton was honored to join 42 urban policy experts from thirty cities at the June 10-12  Next City's Vanguard 2013. The "Vanguards" compared experiments in building upon a city's unique set of assets and exchanged new civic engagement strategies. Young leaders from around the nation drew from the many examples of innovation in the legacy city of Cleveland, Ohio, including urban agriculture (pictured, on the right).

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