Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

The American Assembly's project on Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities seeks to assist leaders and practitioners in legacy cities in developing practical strategies for preservation, taking account of the fact that the built heritage is an asset that can be leveraged, but that long-abandonded structures can be a liability to revitalization.  

Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities

As urban transportation presents cities with new opportunities and challenges, The American Assembly cosponsored "Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities" as part of its ongoing work to connect stakeholders and advance knowledge on vexing urban challenges.

The Legacy Cities Partnership

The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.

The Ecology of Access to Educational Materials

An investigation of how university students in Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, and the US get the materials they need for their educations. The project looks at the mix of student copying, database licensing, commercial markets, and government regulation that together define the 'ecology of access' to textbooks and other materials.

The Takedown Project

A research and network-building effort to better understand the evolution of the ‘Notice and Takedown’ process that mediates conflicts between Internet users, rights holders, and online service providers. 

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