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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.

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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