Past Cities Projects


The American Assembly has a long record of advancing policy discussion about and connecting stakeholders in underserved cities and urban areas, with recent emphasis on stabilization and economic development strategies for the industrial cities of the American Midwest and Northeast. Notable past Assembly Cities projects and publications include:

  • Goals for Americans, 1960
  • The States and the Urban Crisis, 1969
  • The Future of American Transportation, 1971
  • The Farm and the City, 1980
  • Interwoven Destinies: Cities and the Nation, 1993
  • Revitalizing America's Distressed Communities: Increasing Private Investment and Business Opportunities, 1995
  • Community Capitalism: Rediscovering the Markets of America's Urban Neighborhoods, 1997
  • The Economy: Sustaining Growth with Opportunity, 1999
  • Keeping America in Business: Advancing Workers Businesses, and Economic Growth, 2003
  • Workforce Intermediaries for the 21st Century, 2003
  • Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas, 2007




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