News and Blogs

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.

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?

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.

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