Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative is a collaborative project of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, The Earth Institute – Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and The American Assembly.
Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s 2016 conference Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies. This national biennial conference will be held Wednesday, September 21, to Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.
American Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton to Speak July 13th at Flanders House/UN Habitat Event
Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton will be a panelistat a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies" on Wednesday the 13th of July at the Flanders House/UN Habitat event. The debate will focus on the“Regeneration of urban regions through integrated spatial and economic policies”, using examples of Flanders (City of Genk, etc.) and the US (Legacy Cities).
National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards The American Assembly a Preservation Grant Towards the Legacy City Preservation Project
A consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) has released a new Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities, which lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development while protecting communities’ cultural heritage.
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?