News and Blogs

Welcome, Overview, to the OSP!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Open Syllabus Project is happy to to have Overview, an open-source document analysis and visualization system originally developed at the Associated Press for investigative journalists, as our newest project partner. The Overview team recently welcomed its own new addition, David McClure, who will be helping the OSP put 2 million scraped syllabi online, do natural language processing to extract citations fr

LINKS: Guides to Copyright & Course Materials

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Here are a couple of useful institutional guides on copyright and intellectual property rights over faculty’s course materials.

From the University of Maryland:

From Pennsylvania State University:

Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density

Monday, December 1, 2014

On December 9th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Van Alen Institute, a conversation will be held on sudden shifts in urban population.

Rust Belt cities struggle to repurpose vacant land and adapt the delivery of fundamental services, and cities like Mumbai and Lagos sprawl ever outward with dense informal communities: In both cases, adapting to sudden population change presents a massive challenge. How can city infrastructure and policy keep pace with the dramatic shifts brought on by rapid growth and decline?

Media Round-Up!

Friday, November 21, 2014





It’s time for another media round-up!  And here we go…!

Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods

by the Center for Community Progress

Welcome to the new!

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).

"On the Media" interviews "Copy Culture" author and Assembly VP

Monday, February 4, 2013

During the week of February 1st, American Assembly Vice President Joe Karaganis appeared on NPR's "On Media" program to talk about the newly released volume "Copy Culture in the U.S. and Germany," a comparative study of habits around media consumption and acquisition. Listen to that interview here.


American Assembly VP Joe Karaganis Speaks at O'Reilly's "Tools of Change" Conference

Monday, February 20, 2012

American Assembly VP Joe Karaganis spoke at O'Reilly's "Tools of Change for Publishing" conference February 14th in New York City.  Karaganis, editor of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, spoke about opposition to SOPA in the United States and ACTA in Europe.

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