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National Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities

Friday, January 22, 2016

City leaders from around the country attended an Action Agenda release event this past December in Newark. The new Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development while protecting communities’ cultural heritage. It was developed by a group of preservation professionals, planners, land bank staff, and local, state, and federal officials in June 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.

About the Open Syllabus Project and Syllabus Explorer

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is pleased to make the beta version of our Syllabus Explorer publicly available.   The Explorer leverages a collection of over 1 million syllabi collected from university and departmental websites.  It provides:

National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards The American Assembly a Preservation Grant Towards the Legacy City Preservation Project

Friday, January 8, 2016

A consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) has 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.

The U.S. and Southern Africa: Progress, Potential & Stable States (Feb 1-3, 2016)

Friday, January 8, 2016

For the 57th year in a row, the Assembly is a cosponsor of the Air Force Academy Assembly—a cadet-led forum on national security issues that typically includes several high-level foreign policy keynotes.  Following previous year Assemblies on India, China, and Brazil, this year’s event focuses on security and stability issues related to Southern Africa. 

Assembly Trustee Charles Benton (1931-2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015
The Trustees and Staff of The American Assembly, Columbia University, mourn the passing of our esteemed friend and colleague, Charles Benton.

The Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
On May 1st, 2015, at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, over sixty men and women from government, the private sector, and academia attended a day-long Assembly on "The Role of the SEC in a Changing World."

New Platform Connects Designers Working in Legacy Cities

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New Platform Connects Designers Working in Legacy Cities - Read all about it Next City's post by Toni L. Griffin

Urban Sustainability Meet-Up, Feb 5th!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Come have a casual drink with others working on innovations in urban sustainability and connected technology in NYC.

Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Assembly's Nicholas Hamilton was a panelist at "Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density," co-hosted by The Van Alen Institute and the World Policy Institute. In back-to-back panel discussions, the central concern was how city infrastructure and policy can be designed to keep pace with the demographic shifts that accompany rapid economic growth and decline.

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